25 Jun
This summer's shiny rendition of the classic tennis silhouette

Adidas Originals knows well the classic simplicity of the Stan Smith sneaker. It is an icon in sneaker culture, one that is constantly being reinterpreted re-imagined — and this summer the tennis shoe is getting the reflective treatment. Available in either a reflective black or silver colorway, both feature a snakeskin heel panel, tone-matched eyelets, [...]


6 Jun
Bend it like Paul Smith... in soccer decorum

To best accessorize the World Cup, Paul Smith has created a limited-edition run of 250 designer footballs that bear his signature stripe. The size 5 ball is also decked out with a colorful Chevron pattern and comes with a dust bag. But just be aware that if you’re really amped about dandying up  the soccer field, you’ll [...]


14 May
From the classic Stan Smith silhouette to the far, far more bold

Belgian fashion designer and Christian Dior frontman Raf Simons has joined forces with Adidas yet one more time — the union of an established brand with ever-innovative ideas making for an interesting collection. The Raf Simons x Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014 Sneaker Collection ranges from the classic Stan Smith tennis shoe (perforated with the designer’s “R” initial in lieu [...]


If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, [...]


It’s no secret we love our Stan Smiths — we rated them pretty high in our Top 13 Sneakers, Shoes, Boots, High-Tops & Luxury Footwear Of 2013 best-of list. So it’s exciting to see the high-end maestros at adidas Consortium re-imagine the sneaker in a quartet of premium materials. Although one of the greatest attributes of the shoe [...]


If Disclosure gets any shit, it’s usually from old school purists who don’t think the young’uns have the necessary age to reference their progenitors as well as they do. That’s a bullshit critique — who cares how old you are, as long as the work you do is genuine, honest and more importantly good? Their [...]


30 Aug
Clean white upper, perforated stripes & green accents

Every man should own at least one pair of Stan Smiths. No, scratch that — every man, woman and child alive should own a pair of Stan Smiths. In fact, they should have charities where they gift Stan Smiths to Congolese children who don’t have shoes (they really should do that). Along with the Chuck [...]


Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — has been one of the most consistent instrumental producers of the last half decade. With a complex layered approach that’s more DJ Shadow than cornball EDM mainstage, the Denver producer is one of the few talents that has flavorfully blended the world of hip-hop beats with electronic textures. [...]

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