global: stan smith special release

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celebrating their long standing relationship with adidas, three leading stores with a global appeal will release a special premium editions of the sportswear giant's iconic stan smith sneaker on wed - sep 10. we're talking barneys, dover street market and colette, three trailblazers in the world of retail. this limited edition all-white sneaker highlights the stan smith's minimal form, with barneys' and colette's logo engraved on the shoe tongue and dover street market's version is discreetly blank, which effortlessly illustrates the full notion of ‘less is more’. named after american tennis player stan smith, it's the signature shoe he wore when reigning the courts in the 1960s and 1970s. mind you, to protect the icon status of the shoe, adidas halted production of the stan smith sneaker at the end of 2011. the shoe returned to market in fall 2013 in a limited edition execution in premium leather. its silhouette has been modernized, but stays true to the sneaker style and classic white and green colourway. this limited edition version of the shoe will be an introduction to the wider release of the stan smith throughout 2014.

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