The Adidas Stan Smith has developed a new, artistic modification in 2020 to include a Moroccan pattern on its tennis shoe. The Adidas Stan Smith is a classic Adidas tennis shoe widely known as one of the most iconic silhouettes of all time and marked by its white and green colorway and a line drawing of Smith’s face on the tongue. Stan Smith sneakers feature three rows of barely-there perforations to represent the 3-Stripes heritage.
The Adidas Stan Smith tennis shoe’s title was chosen to honor the renowned tennis star, Stan Smith. The original tennis shoe was released in early 1960. It was the first signature model for a professional tennis player, Robert Haillet before Stan Smith’s association in late 1960.
Over the years, the all-American shoe has become a fashion icon and synonyms with classic, understated style, and fresh, modern dressing. It has served as the centerpiece of collaborations and was manufactured in hundreds of special editions and collaborative versions. It has appeared on runways inspiring numerous variations on the theme.
The Stan Smith tennis shoe stays true to the look of the original, with its crisp leather build, low-profile shape, and clean trim. The white leather shoes have a simple, universally appealing design that has remained largely unchanged since. The initial Stan Smiths differ from most Adidas shoes in that they do not have the brand’s iconic three stripes. Instead, they have three rows of perforated ventilation holes and comparatively minimal Adidas branding.
They are always creative and careful with the choices. Some of the recognized titles are: Adidas Pairs The Stan Smith With Colorful Florals, Adidas’ Clean Classics Collection Redesigns Original To Reduce Environmental Waste, The Adidas Stan Smith Recon Alternates Colors Above Italian Crocodile Skin along with others.
Building its Autumn lineup even further, originality is being retained while including African inspired patterns. Each heel has been accessorized with diamond-shaped Moroccan tile patterns; the right side inviting in blue and burgundy color-blocking, while the left side opts for a louder green and yellow combination. They will be marketed exclusively through the Adidas app for $85 USD.
The heel paneling and insoles of the sneakers “have been accessorized with diamond-shaped Moroccan tile patterns,” Sneakers News reported. While the right-side features blue and burgundy patterns, the left one is colored green and yellow.
The Moroccan-patterned Stan Smith shoes “get in step with the season’s biggest soccer competitions” and “celebrate the diversity of today’s soccer teams with colorful details,” according to the Adidas website. Elliot Santiago of Sneaker News says, “Adidas drew inspiration for the design from North African prints.”
Adidas is not the only brand that has been inspired by Morocco and its colorful patterns. Puma, a German multinational company that designs athletic footwear, released sneakers inspired by the magical garden Majorelle located in Marrakech in 2017.