Renowned for its timeless, clean silhouette the Stan Smith has been the subject of a range of iterations since its introduction in 1965 and an ongoing, best-selling make-up in the adidas catalogue.
This version sees collaboration between Asian heavyweights Acu and D-Mop that directly reflects the artistic heritage of original Oriental porcelain designs. It sounds a little heavy for a sneaker concept, but the proof is in the pudding and their takedown of a traditional Chinese ‘blue and white wares’ technique is both eye catching and effective.
The upper cleanly contrasts between the smooth leather that carries the motif of the blossoms and bird of prey while the toe box and tongue are constructed from a high quality nubuck.

The famous image of Stan Smith on the tongue is replaced with the Acu and D-Mop logos while a gold trim on the lining of the inner and gold Consortium branded eyelet lend the takedown a touch of class.
Finished with a standout white Trefoil and ‘Stan Smith’ print on the heel tab, Kenji characters running down the heel and contrast stitching on the midsole, this take on the tennis classic is a straight up neck breaker.