words // Zack Schlemmer
Via press release:
adidas Originals is bringing back the sneaker named after tennis legend Stan Smith. In the 1970s, Stan Smith won Grand Slams in both singles and doubles tours and played so hard and burned up so many courts adidas decided to name a pair of trainers after him.
First launched in the 1970s, the Stan Smith sneaker continues to be one of our most popular styles to date—proving hard work and great design never go out of style. Stan continues to be named among the greatest tennis players of all time and is co-owner of the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in South Carolina.
Dropping today, January 15, 2014, Stan Smith is available at adidas.com/stansmith and adidas Originals retail stores, $75.
Watch Stan Smith detail his legendary tennis shoe with a special video by adidas Originals below.