As an historically legendary shoe, a masterpiece of simplicity, and, oh right, the top selling Adidas model of all time, the Stan Smith has earned its place in history.
Giving this classic shoe an original twist without straying from the all-white tennis heritage is a lot to ask, but Adidas proved to be up to the challenge.
The Noble Metals Stan Smith features an ultra-premium leather, but the headline here is in the details. The tongue label and heel tab are not just gold colored, but actually covered in gold leaf, 999 pieces of gold leaf to be exact, courtesy of German goldsmiths Eytzinger. Adidas’s reputation for masterful innovation is well established, but turning a basic, all-white tennis shoe into a bold, elegant fashion statement is a coup, even by their own high standards.
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