The Adidas Stan Smith is one of Adidas’ most successful trainers, and apart from a short break for its relaunch, it’s been on the shelves for around 40 years. Did you know:
The Adidas Stan Smith wasn’t always called the Stan Smith; in fact, it used to be named the Haillet, after the French tennis player Robert Haillet.
For years, the shoe had Stan Smith’s portrait on the tongue but had Haillet’s name clearly written above it.
When Stan Smith’s son was a boy, he once asked his dad if he was named after the shoe (it was that famous).