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First off, this is a great retro release. It's very accurate to the original and it's made with high quality leather. However, there's one thing about the US release that disappointed me. The style pictured in the Stan Smith Returns ads and marketing is actually the UK/international "vintage" release, which is even closer to the original than this modified US version. It also used higher quality materials. I'm a bit disappointed that adidas advertised one model in the US, then released something completely different. Other than that, they are classic and comfortable.
I remember the young salesman in the Wilshire store so may pairs ago looking at me sincerely and exclaiming: "You know, these aren't good for anything anymore!" I guess he was right, they aren't for running, or sprinting, fencing, soccer, or even competitive tennis anymore. They are extremely comfortable, true to size, great for walking around and are acceptable casual shoes where other sports shoes might be frowned on. Stan Smiths have classic style and comfort. I guess that still makes them good for something.
I was lucky enough to purchase the OTHER Stan Smith floating around out there, the classic one with the stitched tongue and higher-quality materials all the way around. And I will say that it is an amazing shoe, classic style, incredibly comfortable, and simply beautiful on foot. If you can get your hands on the stitched-tongue style as opposed to the padded tongue you will not be disappointed. In a side-by-side comparison, the padded-tongue style available in the US just feels cheaper and a lower quality.
Bought these shoes online in a UK size 4.5 because in adidas land this equates to a Euro size 37 1/3 - I'm usually a UK size 4/Euro 37 and this is the closest size equivalent. I've bought adidas UK size 4's before and been stung because they actually equate to a Euro size 36 2/3 and these pinch my toes - especially after a whole day of traipsing around London. But these Stan Smiths are ma-hou-ssive! more like a UK size 5.5! and I wore them outside already because I waited extra patiently for my online delivery to arrive and was super excited to wear them out with my specially chosen outfit and get ma Giselle on and now I can't return them! what! I want another pair but now have no idea which size to buy because I fear the next size down may still be too big. I'm oversharing so you don't make the same mistake. consider yourself warned.
There comes a time in each life when you realize that trendy means classic. That's what we have in this shoe both in style and utility. The shoe looks great from every angle. Even judging against my previous Addidas shoes, this one is the most comfortable for every day wear. The sole grips well and shields you from all those pebbles or other inconsistencies you may encounter on the street or in the mall. The arch is supportive and there is very little movement of the shoe while on your foot. The fit and trim are excellent. Complaint - only one, and it's terribly minor. The tongue could be a little wider at the ankle, but at least the tongue is of a thickness that is appropriate, unlike others I have worn.
good points= compared to stan smith 80s that came out in 2011 the tongue does'nt squeak anymore when you walk,which was really annoying. High quality leather and sole. Better quality laces than stan smith 2. Bad points= Still got the transfer style adidas logo on the heel badge,that you know is going to peel off like the stan smith 80s from 2011. Heel badge made made out of faded green suede,I prefer the original hard wearing style like the stan smith 2. You still have to buy half a size bigger than you really are,which can a bit of guess work when your buying online.
Love the all black versions of these classic trainer. Totally understated design with all black soul which i like as I'm not a jazzy logo type of person so this style with the three stripes being just perforated holes are perfect and work with a smart outfit aswell as just casual wear. And the best thing. They last for years. My only gripe is after buying one pair of asides footwear previously, learnt that all sizes are a whole one size two small. So normally I'd be 10.5 so bought 11.5 size and they are perfect. You may want to keep that in mind....
I fell in love with stan smith, but it was really difficult to find women's size. Then my friend suggested me to look up kid's shoes. So i did, and i was so happy to find the last pair of stan smith in my size and ordered right away. however, I was little worried about the size, since some of the reviews said that this shoes run big. I wear 7.5-8 in women's (mostly 8) and I got 6.5 in kid's size and it fits great. It's roomy, but i don't like my sneakers to be too fitted, so it works for me. I guess size 6 would also worked, but would have been just fitted. Anyway, I really do love stan smith, and i'd love to purchase more in different colors!
Some problems make them close but no cigar when compared with the made in France vintage version. The white is not white enough being more of a greyish white. The heel badge is made of cheap looking suede instead of the strong color leather of the originals. But the worst for me is that the front of shoe feels bulkier than the originals and less elegant. See photos for vintage Stan Smith.
I would recommend ordering a 1/2 size down. These shoes are definitely the cleanest pair I own! They are my everyday use shoes. They look better the more you wear them, and they also get more and more comfortable as time goes on. To break them in, I'd recommend using a hair dryer on them and then just wear them around the house. Like I say, even though it's a white shoe, getting them dirty just gives them that character. Also if you decide ordering them true to your size, put an extra pair of insoles in there or something that will do the trick!
I bought my first pair of Stan Smith's in 1985 and have worn at least one pair each year since then. There were times when it became very difficult to purchase. Fortunately the internet made it much easier. For me, the simple white shoe with the green heel never goes out of style. Thank you adidas.
These shoes are amazing i love them so much! They are an early birthday present and they are perfect. One of my foot is a size6 and the other 5.5. I tried to look for the 5.5 but it was sold out but to my surprise the 6 fitted it was ever so slightly slipping but once i tied the shoelace tight it was fine!! I recommend this to everyone!!!
Well designed, minimal branding. About the quality you should expect. Who needs the high end/high price version when you can have the real deal? If I could make one change, it would be a suede heel tab as opposed to leather. That's it. I swear I saw a version like that but I guess you can't always have it all. I wear a size 8.5 boat shoe (barefoot, tight when wearing socks), bought these in a 9 and they fit well in socks (MAYBE could have gone half a size down for better fit in toe but it's close).
My son will only wear sports shoes. I got him the velcro Stan Smith because I love their classic look and because they're very easy to put on. It turns out he loves them as much as I do, not only for their look but also because they're super comfy! He won't wear any other sport shoes now! In short, this was a fantastic purchase.
Got these shoes last week and I absolutely love them. They are super light, and yet they have just the right amount of support. Materials seem durable and easy to clean. I got them in dust blue and the color is on point, almost grey with a hint of blue. Simplistic overall yet very stylish, I've gotten tons of compliments on them already. Definitely considering buying another pair in a different color, and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some all purpose casual kicks.