Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
Good to know
As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
Good to know
Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
Good to know
If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Adidas Stan Smith Cutout History
The Stan Smith was initially designed as a tennis shoe by Adidas in 1963 and was the brainchild of Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler’s son, Horst. The shoe featured a white leather upper and three rows of perforations on each side instead of the regular three stripes. Interestingly enough, it was not even named the Stan Smith back then but was known as the “Robert Haillet sneaker” for the professional French tennis player.
When Robert Haillet retired from playing tennis, Adidas looked for a successor and found Stan Smith, an American tennis player. For several years after (from 1973-1978), Adidas could not decide whether to keep calling the shoe The Haillet or rename it as the Stan Smith. They kept producing the shoe with Stan Smith’s likeness on the tongue and the name Haillet written above it. They finally removed Haillet’s name from the shoe in 1978 and officially renamed it as the Stan Smith.
The Stan Smith originally came out in all-white, but a green foam padding at the heel tab was added in 1967 for Achilles tendon protection.
In the year 2000, Adidas released the Stan Smith 2. Stan Smith’s likeness from the tongue was dropped, and the words “adidas Stan Smith” were embossed instead. It was also produced in various colorways and was one of the best-selling versions of the model.
Nine years later, in 2009, Adidas released another version of the Stan Smith, which they called the Stan Smith Slim. It was, as the name suggests, much slimmer than the original with a pointier toe. It became popular with fashionistas who loved the new look.
The Stan Smith has since come out in various other variants and editions such as the Stan Smith Vintage, Stan Smith 80s, and a Star Wars version, among others. It has also featured in a lot of collaborations with designers, artists, and celebrities.
Early this year, Adidas again debuted another iteration of the Stan Smith. The Stan Smith Cutout has two layers of overlapping leather with an eye-catching cutaway pattern. The geometric perforations make for a breezy and breathable shoe, perfect for warm weather. It also features an embossed logo on its heel, tongue, and the midsole.
Adidas Stan Smith Cutout Style
The Stan Smith Cutout is a versatile and unique model that is perfect for playing tennis or just hanging out with friends. It can also double as a work shoe with its leather upper which gives it that sophisticated look or it could complement any street-style clothing.
Fit & Sizing
The Stan Smith Cutout has the same general fit of the Stan Smith line for women. The sizes for women range from 5 to 11 with half sizes available. It may run a bit too big for women with narrow feet.
Most people were appreciative of the shoe’s unique look and how well it goes with most of their outfits. Buyers remarked that they get compliments from other people when they wear the Stan Smith Cutout.
- Some retailers sell this model at a discounted price.
- The Stan Smith Cutout is very affordable and in the case of some discount retailers, budget-friendly.
- The sneaker is easily one of the most innovative designs in Adidas’ lifestyle shoes.