Up-and-coming Japanese fashion label The FOURNESS, headed by the multi-talented Kazuki Kuraishi previously of BAPE and Fragment Design has been collaborating with adidas for a few seasons. Kuraishi, who also worked for adidas, is bringing his new imprint’s designs to some classic adidas Originals silhouettes.
Working with Japanese jewellery company Jam Home Made, these limited Campus 80s bring come birthstone inspiration to the colourway (Ruby for July and Peridot for August).
Stan Smith Fur
These reworked Stan Smith trainers have an unexpected twist with the addition of a soft faux fur lining, winterizing a classic.
Rod Laver Vulc
The FOURNESS version of the Rod Laver gives it a premium finish in soft cardboard brown suede with a thick, white vulcanized sole.
A global fashion icon will be reborn in Spring/Summer ’14 as the legendary Stan Smith returns from its sabbatical. Removed from the shelves for the past few seasons, the classic silhouette has been re-invigorated and updated for the modern day while still staying true to the look and shape of the original.
Since its debut as a tennis shoe, the Stan Smith has made its way from the tennis court to the street, becoming adidas’ best-selling shoe of all time, with over 40 million pairs sold. American tennis icon Stan Smith began wearing what was the world’s first ever leather tennis shoe in 1971, when he won the US Open on grass and the Davis Cup on clay with the American team. In 1972 he won Wimbledon wearing the classic adidas shoe.
Originally introduced and developed for the French tennis player Robert Haillet in the mid-1960s, the name of Stan Smith was added to the tennis shoe, alongside Haillet’s, at the start of the 70s, before it was designated as the signature sneaker of the American sporting icon in 1972.
One of the most culturally iconic and commercially successful tennis silhouettes of all time, the Stan Smith will re-affirm its place at the pinnacle of the market with the re-launch of the OG on Jan 15th 2014.