Fit & Sizing
Made out of the original materials as its predecessors, expect the Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith Small Polka Dot to have the same comfort and fit as that of its ancestor’s.
This low-top sneaker, which commonly runs true to size, is available in men’s size 4-13.
Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith Small Polka Dot Style
The Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith Small Polka Dot adds a fun twist to your style. With its vibrant colors, it is meant to inject some liveliness into a rather dull look. It is best to pair this shoe with neutral colored clothing to keep your outfit looking balanced, clean, and let the shoe take the limelight.
Aside from its updated design, this shoe utilizes the same materials as its predecessor. The upper is made out of smooth full-grain leather, has a lace up closure, and the outsole is made of tonal rubber, so you can expect the same comfort level and fit as that of the original Stan Smith’s.
The vibrant colors and the over-all polka dot print on the Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith Small Polka Dot are the first things to catch anyone’s attention. Look inside and you will see a colorful artwork printed on the insole, along with the logos of Adidas and Pharrell.
It has the signature contrasting heel tab of the original Stan Smith but instead of having the Adidas’ logo printed on it, it has Pharrell’s logo for this collection. The three stripe dot perforations can be seen on both sides of the shoe. The shoe’s tongue has Stan Smith’s face and Adidas’ trefoil logo on it.
Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith Small Polka Dot History
The Stan Smith was born in the early 60s from the brilliant mind of Horst Dassler – Adi Dassler’s son. Although originally named after a different tennis player, Robert Haillet, Adidas changed the name to its new endorser Stan Smith in 1971.
The Adidas Stan Smith went on to be a hit in the 80s and even landed a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Adidas has since released Stan Smith II and Stan Smith shoes in the 2000s.
In 2014, Adidas decided to bring back the Stan Smith altogether and started different collaborations with different artists - one of them being Pharrell Williams. Within this year, Pharrell has worked on two collections with Adidas – the Tennis Pack and the Solid Pack – before the “Polka Dot” Pack in which this shoe is a part of.
Pharrell Williams is known for individuality and embracing differences. With this in mind, it was reported that he created the Polka Dot Pack in order to celebrate equality and love. He did this by creating shoes that looked unisex by design.
- This shoe’s inner sole is cushioned.
- It is offered in medium width.
- This design was the first to be released in the limited edition “Polka Dot” collection in 2014.
- This shoe is also called Adidas PW Stan Smith SPD. PW stands for Pharrell Williams and SPD for Small Polka Dot to distinguish it from another shoe design in the collection.