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Who The Hell Is This Stan Smith (And Why The Sudden Sole Invasion)?

Clue: It's not the Grammy Award-winning singer
by | Mar 14, 2016
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know that the iconic adidas Stan Smith has been generating so much hype in the sneaker scene since the latter half of 2015. True-blue sneakerheads would know that the model has been around since the 1960s and are probably wondering why everyone's clamoring for it and lining up outside stores as early as 5 a.m. just to score a pair. But for the young and stylish, it's lately considered the ultimate fashion shoe and wardrobe staple.

They might also ask: Who the heck is Stan Smith anyway? For non-tennis fans, when they hear "Stan Smith," the white leather kicks with perforated stripes would be the first to come to mind—but actually, the first leather tennis shoe was named after the world's Number One tennis player from the 1970s.

We stumbled upon this three-minute video that will school you on the history of Stan Smith.

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Currently, the adidas Stan Smith retails for P5,695.

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