by rich maze lopez
After dropping several seasons of Stan Smith collaborations that relied mostly on color-ups and premium materials, Raf Simons has taken it a step further and tweaked the look and feel of the iconic Tennis sneaker. Similar to the more understated Jeremy Scott x adidas flips, the adidas Stan Smith Buckle x Raf Simons adds a Three Stripes inspired buckle hit across the upper of the sneaker. Beyond the new hardware addition, Simons plays it safe with the color opting to go with a premium black leather upper with white accents, white leather on the buckles, and a subtle debossed Raf Simons hit near the heel.
You can pick up a pair of these now at select adidas retailers including Bows and Arrows for a retail price of $460.