If you are a Millennial and don’t know who Stan Smith, the tennis player is, you are not alone. In fact, if you are the parent of a Millennial you may have trouble remembering who Smith, now 70, was in the annals of American tennis. Neither of these realities prevented Adidas, Nike’s chief competitor, from breathing life back into a sneaker model that is now a major requirement for fashionistas.
The marketing campaign has included entertainment stars such as Pharrell Williams and has had a model featuring Kermit the Frog on its shoe tongue. If it’s color that you’re looking for, these modest looking and priced shoes may be exactly the thing you need to add to your wardrobe. Here are the 5 best choices from the wide selection of Stan Smith sneakers.
The Adidas Stan Smith
These simple branded sneakers are not only the best, but they are the statement style for the entire line. Both comfortable and affordable (the key to the Stan Smith line) it has the feeling of the original first introduced back in 1971. Part of its popularity is due to its wide availability, but for wearers of the shoe it is all about who else is wearing it. Identifying with the Who’s Who in the fashion and entertainment industries, it is simple yet elegant, an attribute many of today’s top celebrities want to convey. Some people say it is like owning a piece of tennis history.