Our verdict


The Adidas Stan Smith Recon earned high marks from satisfied wearers for its high-quality leather, comfiness, and fashion-forward style. Deemed as the luxurious version of the Adidas Stan Smith, this footgear also received admiration for its timeless appeal. While there might be a few complaints from a handful of purchasers about the shoe, most could not deny that this offering from Adidas delivers many impressive positive traits.


  • A better version of the Stan Smith sneaker
  • Offers excellent comfort
  • Stylish
  • High-end leather structure
  • Compliment magnet
  • Appealing gold branding


  • Causes heel discomfort

Who should buy the Adidas Stan Smith Recon

Hugging the foot in premium comfort, the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker also allows an adjustable fit for the wearer with its traditional lace-up closure system. It is a solid choice if: 

  • You are looking for a well-designed shoe that draws the attention and praises of the crowd. 
  • You prefer a wallet-friendly sneaker that offers quality at the same time. 

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Style of the Adidas Stan Smith Recon

The Adidas Stan Smith series, as one of the most iconic collections in the sneaker industry, has proven its fashion-worthy trait with its simple style yet timeless appeal. Many have owned a pair of these iconic tennis shoes, and it has been one of their go-to sneakers.

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With the new Adidas Stan Smith Recon, the same classic appeal is offered by the shoe with a premium touch. The low-top sneaker delivers a vintage vibe yet keeps up with the trend with its stylish appeal. Versatility also comes with this silhouette as it showcases how it complements a wide variety of ensembles.

From a downtime, lazy, casual day, to running errands around town, or going out to a casual hang out with friends, the Adidas Stan Smith Recon offers a stylish, street-inspired look.

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Notable features

The whole sleek and straightforward image of the Adidas Stan Smith Recon exhibits a clean, attractive appearance that brings out its timeless appeal. The low-top sneaker lives up to its originator's iconic look with a contemporary touch. The gold detailing for the branding on the tongue of this sneaker adds more appeal to the shoe and offers a vintage finish.

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History of the Adidas Stan Smith Recon

The idea of a tennis shoe that is made up of upper leather construction came to Adidas founder Adi Dassler’s son, Horst Dassler, in 1962. It was an unprecedented concept during the 1960’s, but that didn’t stop Dassler from pushing through with his idea and continuing to make innovations for sports products.

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“Adidas Robert Haillet” was what was the tennis shoe’s name in 1965 as it was named after the French tennis player. But Haillet went to retire soon, and Adidas went in search for a replacement and be the new face of the silhouette.

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Stan Smith, a US tennis star player, signed a deal with Adidas and an agreement of giving royalties to him on the Stan Smith sales. The tennis shoe went through transitions from being Robert Haillet to becoming Stan Smith. At first, it retained the name Robert Haillet but featured Stan Smith’s portrait on its tongue. It was in 1978 that the tennis shoe officially became the Adidas Stan Smith with the “Robert Haillet” name being wholly taken off from the shoe.

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The Stan Smith 2 was introduced by the brand in the year 2000. The new silhouette displays some distinctive features compared to the first Stan Smith. The Stan Smith 2 showcases a fatter tongue in which the portrait was also removed and replaced with the embossed words “Adidas Stan Smith.” It was the second version of the Stan Smith that offered a wide variety of colorways. It also was the version of the original model that has become one of the best-selling.

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As having various versions of the original silhouette, in 2018 Adidas introduced the Adidas Stan Smith Recon Pack in which the shoe exhibits premium leather on its upper with gold branding that graces on its tongue. Stan Smith’s signature is displayed on the insoles of the shoe. Two colorways are offered for the low-top sneaker in which both showcase white and navy.

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Additional info

  • The Adidas Stan Smith Recon may be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The perforated signature Adidas 3-Stripes branding on the sides of the shoe.
  • The shoe is built with an OrthoLite Sockliner.

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