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Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collaboration: Raf Simons
Collection: Adidas x Raf Simons
Closure: Laces
Designer: Raf Simons
Material: Cup Sole, EVA, Leather
Price: $300
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The low top Adidas x Raf Simons Micro Stan is a unisex pair presented in men's sizing. It has the conventional lace-up fastening system using flat cotton laces for an adjustable, snug fit. Meanwhile, the brand used cushioning on the collar and footbed for overall comfort and support.

Displaying a futuristic design in a classic silhouette, the Adidas x RF Micro Stan is another neck-breaking kick from the Three Stripes' arsenal. The leather upper features a print design inspired by the Micro Pacer shoe. It is dressed in silver hue with the Trompe l'oeil print. Meanwhile, the "R" perforation on the side adds unique detail and ventilation.

The combination of blue, silver, and red on the upper added with optical illusion gives the striking appeal that will undoubtedly elevate the usual casual attire of anyone. A pair of ripped jeans with plain button-down top will look elegantly fashion-forward. Meanwhile, some would boldly pair this sneaker up with their tracksuit or gym-ready attire.

This follow-up collaborative work of Adidas and Raf Simons provides its followers and fanatics a noteworthy kick. Its leather upper has few exclusive elements such as the "R" perforation on the side, white "Raf Simons," and the "Micro Pacer" prints on the quarter panel.

Also, Adidas purposely added "worn out" facets such as stains, exposed glues, and scuffs to give this kick striking appeal. These details aim to fuse the past with the present. It also somehow challenges the viewers where the design ends, and the other begins.

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons, known for his eclectic patterns and designs, joined the Adidas company in 2013. Four years later, the partnership launched its first series included in the 2017 Fall/ Winter collection. This collab featured a futuristic version of some of the popular Adidas silhouettes - Stan Smith, Ozweego, and Detroit Runner.

Over the years, Raf Simons stayed true to his ambition of giving new light to the classic profiles without shifting its core elements. In his latest sneaker capsule, Simons picked five patterns from the archives and superimposed them on the timeless Stan Smith silhouette. This collection has been a fascinating one for many followers as Simons successfully combined tennis, soccer, and running profiles in a single collection.

Released in April 2019 for the Spring/Summer collection, the Adidas x Raf Simons Micro Stan was inspired by the Trompe l'oeil painting technique. Trompe-l'oeil is a French word that means to deceive the eyes. Simons used elements from the Micropacer and overlaid it on the Stan Smith with intentions of fusing past and present while delivering style and performance.

  • The rubber cupsole of Adidas x Raf Simons Micro Stan delivers reliable traction and grip on city pavements.
  • Aside from Micropacer, Simons also used LA Trainer, Torsion Conquest Super, Samba, and Peachtree as his inspiration in reworking the Stan Smith.
  • Each shoe in the Spring/Summer 2019 Adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith collection is accompanied by matching adilette sandals.
  • The Trompe l'oeil painting technique delivers 3D illusion by using perspective on a 2D surface, resulting in an optical illusion. 

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