The adidas Original Stan Smith has taken on new life over the last year and, with countless iterations, have become a bit saturated. Let's keep it real here - the Stan Smith, as classic as it is, has gotten a bit "hey there's a new Stan Smith colorway - meh." While adidas has released countless iterations of the Stan Smith in recent months, they have now linked with Horween Leather for a pair of premium iterations of the classic silhouette. Optioned in low-top and mid-cut forms, the tan sneakers have of course been draped in luxurious Horween leather, noting perforated Three Stripes branding alongside. Additional embossed tagging takes over the tongue, while white laces play contrast accordingly, matching the midsole underneath.
The adidas Originals Stan Smith “Horween Leather” pack will be arriving on October 9 at select retailers and online. The lows will cost $150 USD and the mids, $160 USD.
Founded way back in 1905, Horween Leather Company has long existed as a demonstration of some of the finest handmade vegetable-tanned leathers around. Now the Chicago-based tannery has been tapped by adidas to give the iconic Stan Smith a makeover. Appearing in both mid- and low-top form, the designs come built atop the silhouette’s classic white sole unit, but see uppers of premium Essex leather for a refreshing change of pace. Finishing touches include gold foil Trefoils at the heel while the shoe’s signature tongue branding badge comes embossed right into the leather. Retailing for $160 and $150 USD, respectively, the mid- and low-top Horween-constructed Stan Smiths will soon be available at select stockists and adidas.com.