Adidas Stan Smith is not the most comfortable shoes on the market!
But, Adidas Stan Smith has a great balance of Comfort and Style!
When you add its affordable price range, Stan Smiths became real legendary shoes.
Cute, Classic, Iconic!
Apparently, that is why, it has been one of the most famous shoes of popular life!
As a person who has been used and loved Adidas Originals Superstar for a long time, Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers were in my radar for a while..
(You can read detailed Adidas Stan Smith vs Superstar review also.)
Eventually, I found a good deal and bought my Adidas Stan Smith green white model.
Actually white green model is the most epochal model of Adidas Stan Smiths.
Here is the detailed Adidas Stan Smith review.
Who is Stan Smith?
Stanley Roger Smith is a former American tennis player of 1970’s. He won many Grand Slam championship at that years. But, most probably you know Stan Smith name not for Stanley Roger Smith’s tennis career, but for Adidas’s famous shoes.
History of Stan Smith shoes goes back to 1965. At that years, Adidas decided to release their first tennis shoes.
Initial name of this famous shoe was Robert Haillet, a famous and champion French tennis player. But in 1971, Robert Haillet retired and quit tennis.
a star is born…
After that, Adidas decided to make a contract with Stanley Roger Smith who 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.
At the beginning, Stan Smith played with that original shoes and at the end of 70’s Stan Smiths became a real daily shoe.
Since then, Stan Smith shoes are best selling shoes of all time.
Really big deal!
|Upper Material||Full-grain Leather|
|Inner Sole||Synthetic Material|
|Weight||200 gr (7 ounce)|
Stan Smith shoes look like classical Adidas design, but differs in some aspects.
It has a distinctive look. They are usually made of white leather.
Unlike classical Adidas shoes design, Stan Smith sneakers 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, Stan Smith shoes are definitely different than classical Adidas shoes.
Probably, that makes it iconic!
Are Stan Smiths Comfortable?
Stan Smith is one of the most comfortable shoes of Adidas. Soft EVA Midsole and Leather upper makes that iconic shoes fairly comfortable.
Adidas Stan Smith weight is around 7.00 Ounces (roughly 200 gr) and it is a very lightweight shoe.
On the other hand, EVA midsole is not as comfortable as Cloudfoam midsole of Adidas. Cloudfoam midsole provide extra cushioning and you can walk +15 kilometers without any problem.
If you are planning to use Stan Smiths everyday, they are certainly perfect choice. But they are not for very long trips. As I said before, Stan Smith has a great balance of Comfort and Style!
They are usually made of premium leather and there are less ventilation holes compared to other similar shoes. This makes Stan Smiths warmer, especially in hot days.
In addition, even thought I bought it exactly in my size, the back of my feet was hurt in first one or two weeks.
Here’s the deal:
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.
Are Stan Smiths Waterproof?
Regular Stan Smith Sneakers are NOT Waterproof. 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 shoe looks exactly same as classical ones. Leather upper, perforated 3-stripes etc.
They have a GORE TEX label and that shows you, these shoes are real waterproof. This model of Stan Smith has an 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, for some reason. Finding a waterproof Stan Smith Trainers is really difficult in online stores.
Sizing: Do Stan Smiths Run Big?
Similar to most of the Adidas shoes, Adidas Stan Smiths run small.
For this reason it is a good idea to buy half or one size bigger.
Especially, if you are using EU shoe sizing, you may fall into problem, if you order exactly your EU size.
is Adidas Stan Smith Durable?
Stan Smith shoes have a durable sole and full grain leather upper. That makes it very long lasting, compared to most 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.
Compare Adidas Stan Smith vs Superstar
As a person, who is using both shoes of Adidas I can conclude that both shoes are similar in terms of comfortability. Both of them are really comfortable.
But similarity is only for that much!
They are completely different shoes and there are many difference between Stan Smith and Superstar. Although their manufacturers are the same!
First of all, their design are very different. However, design of Stan Smith is different than almost all Adidas shoes. Stan Smith has a simple and clean design. It has less Adidas branding. But Superstar has more color options.
Instead of Adidas’s famous three stripe design, Stan Smith trainers has three perforations.
Stan Smith has a different tongue, where the sketched picture of Mr. Roger Stan Smith exist.
Back of Stan Smith is also different than most of the Adidas shoes.
You can read much more detailed Adidas Stan Smith vs Superstar review at IZREVIEW.
Adidas Stan Smith Review SUMMARY
Stan Smith Adidas is one of the best looking and comfortable shoes with affordable price.
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. They are great sneaker for life style and having beautiful looking as well.
Stan Smith trainers has a full-grain leather upper. This full-grain leather makes that iconic shoes very durable also.
Adidas Ortholite Sockliner maintains good environment for your foot. EVA midsole provide good cushioning also.
Adidas Stan Smith weight is around 7 ounces and it is fairly lightweight shoe for daily life comfort.
Only drawback with Stan Smith is sizing. It runs small. Especially in EU zone, buy at least half or one size bigger. Otherwise, most probably you will return it!
In short; Simple, clean distinctive look, really iconic and comfortable shoes. Not only for tennis but also casual sneakers of all time. Despite its superb features, Stan Smith has reasonable price.
Absolutely worth it…