Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m A Shoe



The first definitive volume that celebrates the most productive-selling Adidas sneaker with a cultlike global following. Featuring original imagery, historical photos, an exclusive portrait series by artist Juergen Teller, and contributions from style arbiters such as Raf Simons and Pharrell, plus aninterview and anecdotes from the man in the back of the sneaker, Stan Smith.

An across the world celebrated and highly coveted icon on the earth of sneaker design, the Stan Smith tennis sneaker has achieved cult status since its debut within the early 1970s. That is the first book to celebrate the global cultural have an effect on of the ubiquitous sneaker named after former world No. 1 tennis player Stan Smith.

Over the last five decades, the Stan Smith has remained the perennial icon of minimalist cool sneaker design and Smith has collaborated with groundbreaking artists, designers, and fashion brands including Colette, Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons, and Pharrell.

This all-get right of entry to volume demonstrates that the personality of the shoe has the whole thing to do with Stan the Man. Chapters are enhanced by recollections from Stan Smith in conjunction with anecdotes from style influencers, designers, sports legends, and fervent sneaker fans. Showcasing street-style photography of Stan Smith sworn globally, to pop-culture references of the sneaker in rap lyrics to Bollywood movies—this book is an absolute collector’s item for readers interested in sneaker culture, sports, street style, design, and pop culture.
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