Originally labelled the "Haillet", after French tennis pro Robert Haillet in 1965, the sneaker was not renamed after tennis legend Stan Smith until 1978. Quickly becoming a favourite amongst top tier tennis players, with a premium leather upper providing more support, the green foam padding was added to the design in the late 60's for increased achilles protection; and herringbone sole made it perfectly suited for clay courts. As sneaker technology advanced in the 1980's, the Stan Smith slowly lost it's on-court mystique and it's reign of popularity in the lifestyle category as a fashionable sneaker grew immensely. With tens of millions of pairs sold since it's introduction, the Stan Smith has grown to become a staple sneaker in any wardrobe, with it's undeniable versatility and crisp minimalist design.
Stan Smith Vulc
Adidas takes the Stan Smith from the tennis courts to the skate scene with the updated Stan Smith Vulc. Bearing all the same hallmarks on the upper which made the sneaker a legend of the game, the sole is updated with a subtle drop in the EVA vulcanised midsole for a lighter and comfortable feel when kicking and pushing down the streets.
Stan Smith Primeknit
Elevating the tennis classic with 21st century in-house technology, adidas delivers the adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit. Integrating the advanced woven upper adds an extra dimension of breathability, coupled with foot forming comfort for a no break-in wear.