"" wondermomo: ADIDAS STAN SMITH Trainers

Sunday, October 3, 2010


The Adidas Stan Smith shoes -- Adidas’ biggest-ever trainer (in terms of sales anyway!) -- were first introduced in 1965 as the first all-leather tennis shoe. It was originally called the Haillet (after French tennis player Robert Haillet), then renamed in 1971 following the endorsement by American tennis great and former world number-one Stan Smith. Since then, it has gone on to be one of most popular shoes of all time, having sold over 30 million pairs.
The Stan Smith was and still is a simple fare of premium leather or canvas upper with usually green accents on the logo patch and heel tab -- as if not to upset the stringent dress code of the tennis lawns. One other notable feature, or the lack of, is the Adidas three stripes. Instead, three rows of perforation take its place along the sidewall of the shoe.

As a proud carrier of the Stan Smith name, this Adidas shoe design maintains a classic style befitting the legendary champion. A timeless staple that will work with any look, or a must-have for retro tennis shoe fans.

A video created by Adidas to celebrate Stan Smith -- the man, the sneaker, the legend:-

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