adidas Stan Smith
adidas stan smith shoes are an out and out tennis icon in their own right, named for the Grand Slam winner who rose to prominence wearing them. Snap up a pair today and make your own impact on the court.
"Some people think I am a shoe."
Smith would go on to win the 1972 Wimbledon Grand Slam and become the new ambassador for the Haillet shoe. Soon after, it became so synonymous with Smith that it would take on his name. And soon, a classic was reborn.
Now worn over four decades, Stan Smith has become a worldwide sneaker staple. The classic silhouette has been chosen for numerous high-profile collaborations, from Pharrell Williams to Raf Simons.
Stan Smith: An iconic design
The highest-selling adidas sneaker of all time is the iconic Stan Smith. Boasting a minimalist design in crisp white with perforated 3-Stripes, the Kelly-green heel tab and rounded top cap, the OG has remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years. Constructed with a premium full grain leather upper, leather lining, a comfortable sockliner and rubber cupsole, this classic silhouette maintains its universal appeal. Available in sizes for men and women as well as toddlers, kids and juniors, the adidas Stan Smith is a timeless classic.
The history of the Stan Smith shoe
Designed for playing tennis, adidas first released this tennis shoe in the 1960s as the adidas Haillet. Made with a leather upper and rubber sole, which stood out among the canvas sneakers of the time, the adidas tennis shoe became popular due to its durability, support and comfort. adidas officially rebranded the shoes as Stan Smiths in 1978, complete with Smith’s name on the heel tab and his portrait on the tongue. The resurgence of its popularity in the 2010s has inspired designers and celebrity collaborations, transforming the Stan Smith from a high-performing tennis shoe to a celebrated fashion accessory and a casual wear essential.
A staple for trainer fanatics
The versatile shape and aesthetic of the Stan Smith means that you can wear them with almost anything in your wardrobe, from tennis whites to jeans and dresses. While the original white and green design is iconic, Stan Smiths are now available in many colourways and integrated with the latest technology to improve performance. Alongside classic versions of this trainer, adidas has also released dozens of limited editions with bold sneaker art, making them unique collector’s items. Vegan editions are made from sustainable recycled polyester, completely free from animal ingredients. Velcro straps have replaced the laces in some designs, while others can be personalised to suit your unique style.