Posts Tagged ‘ stan smith ’

the year of the superstar

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last year we had the stan smith.  this year it’s the superstar.  they’re popping up everywhere and i’ll be honest, i like them.  i’ve owned a couple of pairs over the years, but not since 2007 i believe (i think my ex-wife threw them out or at least recommended i do so).

the superstar was the first low-top leather basketball shoe to be made.  it’s easily identifiable by its rubber toe box which people called the “shell shoe.”  after they’re introduction, they were quickly adopted by the hip-hop community and immortalized in the run-dmc song “my adidas.”

it’s nice to see adidas making such a triumphant comeback.  if they could just go back to making the rod laver without the added weight of the new gum sole, i would be a happy man.

and for those wondering how you wear them, this is how you do it:

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(apologies for not giving photo credit.  i grabbed it off of tumblr.  if it’s your photo, let me know and i’ll add it.)

summer kicks 2014

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it’s technically not summer yet (that’s june 21st, fools), but that’s no reason not to go ahead and upgrade your shoe game.  the past few summers i’ve rocked a couple of pairs of vans (slip ons and authentics), tretorns, and some chuck taylors (i’m not big on boat shoes or espadrilles).  this year i’m going with the three beauties you see above.  from top to bottom: adidas stan smith in navy, vans slip ons in black and gray, and nike killshots.  i shouldn’t have to tell you that slip on vans should be an essential part of your summer wardrobe.  more summer staples to come this week.  get excited.

back in stock: adidas stan smith sneakers

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y’all, adidas is messing with our heads.  sometime in 2012 (or early 2013), they took away two of my favorite shoes: the rod laver and the stan smith.  then they announced the return of the stan smith in early 2014.  the drop date happened in late january and i missed the boat by a day or two.  i contacted adidas to ask when they were going to restock the shoes and they said they didn’t know.  (tanks fer nuttin’, adidas.)  last wednesday, i stopped by the adidas store in chicago and they were stocked with stan smiths.  i found my size (they run true) and asked if they would ship them to me.  the very kind salesclerk said adidas stores didn’t ship, so i told her i’d wait until they were restocked online.  (i had a small bag with me and didn’t want to carry them in the box on the plane.)  yesterday, i got an email announcing they were restocked online and i jumped on it.  i tell you this ridiculous and pointless story because they are now in stock at www.adidas.com.  hurry and jump on your size before it’s too late.  and adidas please just keep them in stock and stop messing with our heads.