The best icons need no introduction, but a reinvention can sometimes prove nicely timed. And what could be more iconic than the Adidas Stan Smith, this time revamped by Japanese streetwear brand BAPE in a cool-as-can-be camo colorway?
BAPE detailing on the heel and tongue adds to the celebratory feel of these collab sneakers, while the all-over camo print is eye-catching in the best way.
Even cooler is the fact that one sneaker heel is outfitted with the iconic Adidas logo in crisp gold, while BAPE adorns the other back heel.
The Adidas Stan Smith x BAPE sneakers are an ideal meeting of the minds between a streetwear icon and a legend in the sportswear world, Adidas said, and a fitting nod to three decades of fashion excellence.
“The latest collaboration between adidas Originals and iconic streetwear brand BAPE takes the classic silhouette to new heights to honor the 30th anniversary of BAPE,” Adidas said of the collaboration, noting that these sneakers “are loud and proud.”
Bape’s inventive eye for design has come in plenty handy in other footwear collabs, like its take on the Dr. Martens 1460 Boots, and these fresh sneakers retain all the hallmarks of an icon, including its hard-wearing rubber outsole.
An updated textile lining makes it easier than ever to slide into these classic-meets-modern sneakers, while two sets of laces also offer customizable style.
Fresh kicks with plenty of personality are always welcome, especially in the doldrums of winter, and Adidas and BAPE have delivered a fitting anniversary homage for your footwear collection. Find them for $160 through Adidas.