15 June 2016 12:00:00
adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit: a tennis legend in a new treatment
A modern interpretation of a famous model that manifested itself on and off tennis courts
Adidas Originals Stan Smith – is a model from a “Footwear Hall of Fame”. It is necessary to explore modern shoe trends to understand why this model is so important for the world of sneakers nowadays. Let’s take a look.
The very first version of these shoes was made in 60s for a French tennis player Robert Haillet. The brand new odd model immediately drew attention to itself because of the conclusive match wherein Robert was losing 0 - 5 but eventually won the game with 7 – 5. Later on, Stan Smith - number 1 ranked player who won in Wimbledon in 1972, noticed the Haillet model. So, 1972 – is the year when Adidas Originals Stan Smith was born. German company took the advantage of Stan Smith’s popularity and launched a selling process of the shoes.
Retro-silhouette of this season’s model is made using the Primeknit technology. This makes the shoe weightless and helps it to breathe. Designers from Adidas Originals have done an impossible thing – they made this model even more ascetic. Neat perforated stripes are almost merged with white body of the shoe, while green counter is made without usual brand logo. What is more, shoes are now provided with comfortable rubber sole with a strong protector and anatomical insole Ortho Lite® which has an antimicrobial feature. Those, who love summer time-proved profiles, will surely love this model.
Release date: June 16
10:00 — available at the store on Petrovsky Boulevard
22:00 — available online