Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers praised the unique summer-ready feature of the Adidas Stan Smith New Bold.
  • Many buyers cited about the excellent craftsmanship of this model.
  • A large percentage of buyers cited that this pair is very comfortable.
  • This model is reasonably priced.
  • Many wearers praised the unique and attention-grabbing look of the Stan Smith New Bold.
  • A couple of women noted that this pair gives them an extra height advantage.
  • The roomy toebox of this model has been commended few times in the reviews.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Buyers can choose from limited colorways only.
  • The Adidas Stan Smith New Bold is considered big by few buyers.

Bottom line

Adidas Originals revamped its very popular Adidas silhouette, the Stan Smith, to make it twice lovelier. Adding a jute role around its thick midsole, the brand unveiled its summer-ready kick dubbed as the Stan Smith New Bold.

While the brand kept most of the classic features basic, this shoe still got a nod from the fashionistas for its unique and swanky update while remaining cozy and affordable. With this shoe's clean and sleek look, this is a smart addition to anyone's collection of 'go to' sneakers.

Facts

Base model: Adidas Stan Smith
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Stan Smith
Price: $130
Colorways: Beige, Black, Gold, Green, Grey, Multi, Red, White
Special editions: 20 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker

The Adidas Stan Smith New Bold is available exclusively in women's sizing from 5 to 12 US in regular width. Men, meanwhile, can grab a size and a half up their regular fir for a cozy fit. For the majority, this pair runs large; thus, it is recommended for buyers to grab a full size down their regular size.

It has the traditional lace-up fastening system for a custom, secure fit. Also, the brand inserted the Ortholite sockliner to keep the feet cushioned and odor-free. Adidas used padded tongue and ankle for enhanced comfort and support.

The low-top Adidas Stan Smith New Bold displays a timeless and legendary profile revamped with a chunkier sole. The brand inserted distinctive detail, the espadrille, to make it stand out from the massive iterations of Stan Smith. This street-ready kick features all the premium elements and comfy traits making it a smart choice for all-day wear while staying voguish and unique. To add some lavish trait, Adidas printed the tongue logo in metallic. To style this, some ladies can be seen sporting this with any attire, such as jeans, active wear, shirts, dresses and with slouch pants.

The espadrille update on the Adidas Stan Smith New Bold is considered a charmer by many buyers who love fashion. This jute role detail around the rubber midsole provides a fresh and summer-ready vibe to this timeless profile. Also, the extra height provided by the chunkier midsole gives a unique, lovelier and more voguish vibe to this timeless silhouette.

The Three Stripes named a tennis footwear after the acclaimed tennis player Stan Smith in 1971. This shoe was made of full grain white leather with Smith's signature and image on the tongue and his full name on the heel of the shoe.

Because of its simplicity and easy-to-style elements, it created a cult-like followers and almost two million Stan Smith pairs were sold in 1988. But the brand realized the oversaturation of Stan Smith in the market, thus decided to stop the production in 2012. Two years after being off the racks, the iconic model re-emerged in the market with a massive effect to the sneaker culture.

Stan Smith virtually remained unchanged for more than 50 years. Various Stan Smith iterations were introduced over the years under the lineage of this iconic design. One of it is the Stan Smith New Bold which was one of the highlights of their 2016 Spring Collection. This model features a chunkier sole with breezy details and was launched exclusively for the ladies.

  • It has the metallic gold logo found printed on the tongue.
  • It has the debossed logo on the heel patch.
  • The rubber sole has herringbone pattern that delivers excellent grip.
  • In 1965, Adidas launched an all-white leather tennis sneaker named after the tennis star Robert Haillet. When Haillet retired, Adidas commissioned another tennis superstar Stan Smith to endorse the same silhouette Haillet endorsed, which was eventually renamed to Adidas Stan Smith.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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