adidas’ Stan Smith tennis shoes are one of the most admired silhouettes in footwear, as it has become a staple across the board. As a result, it’s undergone countless makeovers, with the latest one coming courtesy of Paul Smith, the esteemed eponymous brand and tailoring partner of Manchester United.
While the newly-imagined take on the classic shoe features a handful of new designs, it primarily stays true to its timeless look. Nevertheless, some added details include the inimitable red devil of Manchester United and Paul Smith’s signature stripe motif lining the inner tongue. Lastly, the left and right tongues are highlighted by a portrait of the British designer and the standard Stan Smith one that appears on all models.
Luckily, you don’t need to be a Manchester United fan to consider picking a pair of these up. Aside from these inconspicuous touches of color and soccer-centric icons, the shoe maintains its classic, all-white upper, deeming it a versatile choice that’s ready to wear for any occasion — that is, if you’re able to get your hands on a pair.
The collaboration between adidas, Paul Smith, and Manchester United will be limited to 1,946 pairs worldwide, in honor of the year that both Paul and Stan Smith were born. The shoe is available through adidas’ UK webshop for £120 (~$118).