We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Several shoe users mention that they could wear it all day, as it is very comfortable.
  • A substantial number of buyers share that the shoe is of good quality in terms of materials used and construction.
  • The shoe maintains the simplistic and classic design of its predecessor, which some loyal fans appreciate.
  • The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective’s upper is equipped with 3M material which makes it reflect light and in turn a one-of-a-kind shoe design.
  • Some actual wearers appreciate the fact that they are wearing a part of sneaker history every time they have the shoes on.
  • A number of purchasers are happy that they get compliments every time they wear the shoes out.
  • Consumers can choose from various colors available in the market.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few buyers notice the reflective variation of Adidas Stan Smith is a bit wider than their usual size.
  • One video reviewer discloses that the shoe would not look as great in its reflective state once it is badly creased.

Bottom line

Armed with its predecessor’s rich history and time-tested design, the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is an icon reworked armed with a surprise. The fully reflective 3M upper can elevate any outfit and add a bit of a thrill to any shoe collection. This shoe is recommended for people who are looking for a versatile yet jazzed up look to add to their range.


Base model: Adidas Stan Smith
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Stan Smith
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Features: Reflective
Price: $120
Special editions: 20 special editions
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The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is offered in men and women’s sizing. Its upper is made of perforated leather which provides ventilation on the feet. This will keep its wearer’s feet dry and feeling fresh all day playing. Meanwhile, the synthetic inner lining and footbed enhance the overall comfortable fit. 

Just like its predecessor, the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is versatile yet stylish at the same time. It goes with tailored suits just as well as it pairs with crazy designed denim pants. But its true character is revealed during nighttime when light hits the shoe wherein it gives off a pop of light, which could add a fun twist to anyone’s nighttime ensemble.

The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective’s upper is crafted from a soft leather upper with the reflective 3M material. The Stan Smith’s signature 3-stripe perforation detailing can still be seen on both sides of the shoe. Its tongue is made from comfortable melded mesh with the Stan Smith logo on it.

The shoe utilizes rope laces with reflective 3M accents for its traditional lace-up closure. The heel patch is crafted from snakeskin with the brand’s Trefoil logo on it. The shoe has a padded collar and EVA midsole for comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the outsole is made of rubber.

First brought into existence in the 60s, the Stan Smith came from the bright mind of Horst Dassler – Adi Dassler’s son. The shoe was originally named after a different tennis player, Robert Haillet, but Adidas decided to change its name after a new endorser named Stan Smith in 1971.

The shoe’s simplistic design proved to be a hit through the decades and has been named the best-selling shoe in sneaker history. Different brands and designers have reinterpreted the Stan Smith in many different ways throughout the years, eventually sealing its place as a streetwear staple.

In 2014, one of the various iterations released is crafted with a fully reflective 3M upper called the Stan Smith Reflective. It is equipped with the same classic design and is available in different colorways.

  • It comes with an extra pair of laces.
  • The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective in the tonal black colorway features black stitching in the midsole, seen from the midfoot to the forefoot of the shoe.


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.