Stan Smith is one of the most famous Adidas shoes. Not surprisingly, White Green model can be described as most iconic Adidas shoes. As a person who has been used and loved Adidas Originals Superstar for a long time, using Stan Smith Sneakers was a bit harder for me, which was durable and expensive.
History of Adidas Stan Smith shoes goes to 70’s. Stan Roger Smith is a famous American tennis player of 1970’s. Mr. Stan Smith has signed a contract with Adidas and one of the most iconic shoes of history is born.
Stan Smith shoes looks like classical Adidas design, but differs in some aspects. They are usually made of white leather. Unlike classical Adidas shoes design, Stan Smith does not have three stripes. Instead, it has three rows of perforations. Some of the shoes has a sketched picture of Stan Smith. Usually Adidas names and logos are minimally used. As seen, Adidas r Stan Smith shoes are definitely different than classical Adidas shoes. Probably, that makes it iconic!
I have always wanted a classical green Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers as well but I always thought it was way more expensive than its other competitors so I kept on delaying for a year. In Black Friday season I finally found a great deal and bought it. I was so happy that, I decided to wear it every single day. But there was a problem about it. Even though I literally bought it with the same size as my old Adidas Originals Superstar these shoes weren’t comfy as expected. Keep reading…
Adidas Stan Smith Shoes Features
- Leather Upper
- Ortholite Sockliner
- Rubber Capsule
- Unusual Adidas shoes design
- Doesn’t have Adidas three stripe design
- Instead stripe, having three row ventilation holes
- Usually having minimal Adidas logo
- Mostly having picture of Stan Smith
This model obviously made a name for the brand so that’s how it became an iconic shoe
Are Stan Smiths Comfortable?
Adidas Stan Smith is one of the most comfortable shoes on the market as long as you find correct size for you. They are made of premium leather and there are less ventilation holes compared to other similar shoes. This makes Stan Smith warmer, especially in hot days. For this reason these shoes are a bit hard to wear and not comfortable for me at the beginning. In addition, even thought I bought it exactly in my size, the back of my feet was hurt in first one or two weeks. Because, Stan Smith size runs small! After 6 months my shoes get wider and perfectly fit to my feet. They are very comfortable now. So, I wear them with pleasure.
Stan Smith shoes runs small! Buy half or one size bigger for your comfort!
Are Stan Smiths Waterproof?
Regular Stan Smith Sneakers are NOT Waterproof unfortunately. In a rainy day they can get wet. But in 2017, Adidas released a waterproof Classical Stan Smith sneakers with GORE-TEX inner lining. This shoes looks exactly same as classical ones. Leather upper, perforated 3-stripes etc. But having a GORE TEX label and that shows you that, these shoes are real waterproof. This version of Stan has a inner GORE TEX lining and that makes it real Waterproof. Beside GORE-TEX technology, Adidas used a technology called “Infinium™ Thermium™” to make Stan Smiths warmer at cold weathers. Unfortunately, since 2017, waterproof Stan Smiths are not so widely used, somehow. Finding a waterproof Stan Smith Trainers is really difficult in online stores.
Adidas Stan Smith Size Review
Like most of the Adidas shoes, Adidas Stan Smith runs small. If you are planning to buy it, I recommend you try it in a real store. Wear and walk around for a while. If you feel a bit uncomfortable try half or one size bigger, and try again. Your idea may change! Once you find best fitting size for you, you can buy it there or find a better price online.
Stan Smith Durability
Adidas Stan Smith shoes has a full grain leather upper. Therefore it is much more durable than other competitors. I’m using that iconic shoes more than a year and except for a few scratch, it is very sturdy. It looks like they will last for years! They are very very durable shoes.
Adidas Stan Smith Review Final Verdict
Stan Smith Adidas obviously made a name for the brand so that’s how it became iconic shoes. Many famous people preferred that iconic shoes like Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Kendall Jenner and many more. Reason is simple: It is extremely cute and comfortable. It fits all places, no mater you are indoor or outdoor.
Adidas Stan Smith has a full-grain leather upper. This full-grain leather makes that iconic shoes very durable also. Ortholite Sockliner maintains healthy environment for your foot. EVA midsole provide extensive cushioning also.
Last thing; Shoe sizes runs small. For this reason one or half size bigger shoes might be more comfortable.
In short; Would I buy it again? Yes, if I find a deal, with half size bigger. Do I appreciate mine? Yes. 🙂