Hand the baton over, Mr. Huarache: looking around, whether that’s online or on peoples’ feet, we’re clearly now in the season of the STAN SMITH. We’ve covered the basics of the retro release over here already, but now it’s time to get advanced. The ADIDAS CONSORTIUM STAN SMITH is a serious release, coming in four parts, each with their own individual merits. If you’ve ever proclaimed your love for one of the best shoes ever created, then this is your chance to indulge and show your appreciation.
As you’d expect, the adidas crew haven’t gone crazy with the colouring pencils or created a ‘frankenshoe’: this is clean, smart design at its best. OG fans would always choose the original colour schemes when it comes to this shoe, so with that in mind, the Consortium edition comes in the no-nonsense colour combo of white and green. So far, nothing new, but where things have got exciting is in the material selections. Take your pick from Reptile Leather, Phoenix Aniline Leather, the ever-popular Ostrich Leather or simple Cracked Leather. The perforated Three Stripes on the sides punctuate these deluxe editions with a touch of authentic Stan Smith styling.
You can potentially do a million and one things to a great shape like the Stan Smith – but why interfere? This special range adds just the right amount of spice to a classic shoe.
The ADIDAS CONSORTIUM STAN SMITH range is dropping with CROOKED TONGUES, and other CONSORTIUM Stockists from 00:00hrs GMT on SATURDAY 25th JANUARY 2014 and can be found via the link-through below. If you thought the regular versions disappeared quickly, you’d better brace yourself for these future collectors’ items!