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Although the Stan Smiths started its roots as a 60’s tennis sneaker, its style is mainly adapted on the streets and blends in with the twenty-first-century trends. The full-grain upper provides the much-needed luxury, support, and durability that are linked to the all-exclusive sport it was initially intended to.
Because white sneakers are the epitome of a classic, almost every athletic footwear brand has their interpretation of what it should be. For Adidas, however, nothing can exemplify the iconic tennis shoe more than the Stan Smiths. Despite the different renditions made for these kicks, each model is identifiable not only because of the mustached-man logo, but its silhouette is a blueprint that the market is all familiar with.
For the Stan Smith CF, the lace-up closure has been traded for three hook-and loop-closures that somewhat give a juvenile look to the sneaker. However, this only makes the sneaker more unique than the sea of Stan Smiths in the market. Because of its classic and minimalist silhouette, these remain to be as versatile as the original. Suited for most casual occasions, users can pair it with jeans or shorts for a more casual look but can also pair it with trousers for that edgier vibe.
The Adidas Stan Smith is an archetypal white shoe that doesn’t need to boast about technology, but its recognizable logo and features are already enough to make it stand out. For the Adidas Stan Smith CF, the minimalist and clean design is kept intact, with the famous Stan Smith logo and Three Stripes perforations on the side.
Stemming from the idea of Hort Dassler, son of Adidas founder Adi Dassler, the Stan Smith was conceptualized. During its release in 1963, the shoe was named Adidas Robert Haillet, named after a French professional player. After retiring in 1965, the brand needed a successor and found it with Stan Smith, an American tennis player. Being a predominantly European brand, the partnership helped the brand reach the American market and be a step closer to becoming the global giant that it is today.
Although shelved for two years, the model was re-released in 2014 and became more popular than ever. Despite carrying a name that is far from being a fashion icon, it has allegedly sold over more than 40 million pairs worldwide and has become one of the brand’s legacy. The Stan Smiths now comes in a variety of colorways, collaborations, and designs. Included in this is the Adidas Stan Smith CF, a Velcro strapped sneaker for easy on and off wear.
- The Stan Smith CF has a rubber cupsole for additional protection to the feet
- The classic look of the sneaker is completed with a white rubber outsole.