Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Stan Smith Nude is composed of few elements that deviate from the initial Stan Smith release which contains additional padding. Thus, the Nude version provides a larger fit if users were already familiar with the fit of the original pair. Other than that, the sneaker has a standard sizing in medium width that is available for women in a size range of 3-10.
Departing from the classic Stan Smith with green hints, the Adidas Stan Smith Nude displays a tonal upper up to its laces. The perforations on the side of the original were also removed to bring forth a continuous upper.
An embossed Stan Smith heel tab with Trefoil logo would be the only outer label of the shoe aside from the Adidas stamping at the lateral sole. Adding to its naked connotation would be seen by the cleft on the heel.
Adidas Stan Smith Nude History
Nude is a word that would generate a lot of controversy and hustle regardless if you are born in the 20th century or in the present ethos. But focusing more on its use in tainting inanimate objects, the word "nude" would imply the tone of one's skin. One significant moment in its history would date back when Crayola unexpectedly created an issue relating to their release of the crayon that is labeled flesh.
Starting to realize their mistake, Crayola renamed their flesh-colored crayon in 1962 as "peach" to align with the concurrent battle with equality. Unfortunately for the company, their success was a problem when it comes to disposing of large amounts of produced flesh crayons that would stretch for decades before the misbranded color would deplete. Not only did the dilemma regarding skin color involve this company but also enterprises like cosmetics and apparel.
Nude shoes became attractive to women because its image seemed to extend their legs and was an impressive trait for people with short posture. The tint was utilized from high heels to flats. Although its usage was common in the catwalk and glamorous events, using it as a shade for sneakers was a breakthrough.
For Adidas, it would be adequate for its highest-grossing sneaker to enter the naked trend. Appearing in a monochromatic dusty pink and maroon, the Adidas Stan Smith Nude penetrated the fashion scene in its smooth minimalistic upper. The Adidas Three Stripe perforations were removed to give it a sleeker look. The premium leather upper had tonal laces that complete the conservative but super stylish design.