Adidas Consortium x Neighborhood Stan Smith

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Not even a week has gone by and we see yet another yes another collaboration from Adidas Consortium this time with Japanese streetwear label Neighborhood.

Established in 1994 by designer Shinsuke Takizawa, the brand is influenced by military , work wear and motorcycle culture. This blend of  styles made Neighbourhood a staple brand of Japanese streetwear for nearly two decades. Its only fitting that such a strong brands team up Adidas to bring you their take on the iconic Stan Smiths.

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THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC

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2014 sees the return of the Adidas Stan Smith trainer For those that don’t know Stan Smith is a former US Open and Wimbledon tennis champion. His career spanned more than a decade and he dominated the courts during the seventies. His choice of athletic shoe was the first all leather tennis trainer made by Adidas. This trainer was simple in design a basic white all leather upper with 3 rows of perforated lines a new take on the brands signature logo. At the time the shoe marked the achievements of Robert Haillet a former French Tennis star. The shoe was dubbed the Adidas Haillet, but soon after he retired from the world of professional tennis Adidas needed a new superstar to endorse the tennis shoe.

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