Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers

White and navy Adidas Stan Smith sneakers

The first time I tried on a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, I was in Office on King’s Road. It was autumn 2018, and I was searching for comfortable footwear that would be suitable for running around London. The pair that the sales associate presented me with was white with green detailing. I wanted to like them, but the footbed, which appeared to be made of the same material as the outsole, was slippery when worn. Leather should really be reserved for non-athletic shoes. I passed on the pair from Office but ordered a similar style via Zappos two years later.

When they arrived this past November, I was pleased that the insole was primarily made of a material resembling textile (most likely polyester). I don’t know if it’s the time difference or the change in country that accounts for the different insoles. (If you’re privy to this information, please share with the class.) But, I’m glad that the style I ordered stateside met my expectations. After taking my new kicks for a brief walk down the hall, I officially admitted them to my closet.

Fast forward to last week when I took them for their first walk outside. I couldn’t believe how comfortable they were. No break-in time required! Of course I’m partial to the version with navy detailing.

Do yourself a favor and try these sneakers on. They’ll tide you over until it’s warm enough for sandals. In recent news, Adidas revealed the Stan Smith Mylo, which is made of mushroom roots. The creme/cinnamon coloring is stunning, and I’m just biding my time until I can try them on.

Works Sighted

Adidas Stan Smith // J.Crew Martie Pant

My Daily Uniform

J.Crew striped shirt, sweater blazer, Martie pants, and Adidas Stan Smith.

I was rather proud of myself for getting dressed in under two minutes yesterday. I walked into my closet and emerged fully presentable in an instant. It was so magical that my husband paid me a compliment. Owning a classic wardrobe means that, in theory, I don’t spend too much time getting dressed in the morning. Although, if I’m being honest, sometimes I do spend more time than I’d like sliding hangers along the horizontal bar. But, this usually occurs when I opt for an outfit outside of my daily uniform.

As you can see from the uniform generator above, my uniform has several variants. Yesterday’s winning variant: navy/white striped tee, black J.Crew Martie pant, Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, and a blazer. The navy and black bottoms are the generator’s most vital components because they anchor every look. Even if I deviated from the formula with my choice of top, perhaps opting for a red one instead, I’d probably wear it with a navy or black bottom. (For the record, I don’t actually own a red top. Red dress, yes. Red top, no.) I favor the J.Crew Martie pant, but any navy or black pant would work for your version of the uniform generator as long as it suits you. Give the generator a try, and don’t be shy about sharing your modifications and findings in the comment section.

Works Sighted

J.Crew striped boatneck tee shirt // J.Crew Camille shrunken sweater-blazer // J.Crew Martie pant // Adidas Stan Smith sneakers