The Stan Smith never really left but adidas has made sure it’s getting a lot of attention as the silhouette has been re-released in its original white/green build in not only original form, but special edition Consortium editions as well as more colorways in the upcoming months. Smith wasn’t the first tennis player on to wear adidas, but the muted design and classic colorway made it a favorite amongst tennis and sneaker fans. Enjoying the return of a classic silhouette the Stan Smith has been the focus of many collaborations over the years. That includes this special blue build with British fashion label Maharishi.
The sneaker was part of the adidas FIVE-TWO 3 Collection, an artist series consisting of brand director’s around the world. For maharishi’s piece they stayed true to their army influences. Drawing attention to the beauty of camo patterns, mixing it with the urban world. The light blue canvas uppers drew inspiration from a less obvious piece of regulation apparel, the naval chambray shirting circa World War II. Contrasting white stitching continues the theme contrasted with navy leather heels and matching metal eyelets added with a single red top eyelet.
Finishing off the design, the mhi’s signature dragon logo was embroidered on the tongue, standard maharishi logo applied on the heel and a special insole added for good measure. We love the original white/green build of the Stan Smith, but sometimes change can be good, as evident by this collaboration.