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Balenciaga And adidas Preview Upcoming Stan Smith Collaboration

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There’s always been fervid debate around the appeal of high fashion, with many lambasting the exorbitant price tags and often unconventional designs. But even amongst the scene’s most controversial, no house is more divisive than Balenciaga, whose upcoming collaboration with adidas has garnered even further criticisms. It’s likely the subtleties of the collection’s Stan Smith — which was just revealed in better detail earlier today — will add further fuel to the flame.

Unlike the accompanying Triple S and Sock Runner, the Balenciaga x adidas Stan Smith is a more contorted interpretation of the silhouette it’s redesigning. Designer Demna and his team have taken the original and put it through the ringer, wearing the shoe down to the point it appears flat in overall shape. The sole unit underfoot and the leathers throughout the upper are chiseled and distressed in complement, resulting in a heavily aged (and more expensive) version of a much-beloved tennis classic.

For a closer, more detailed look at the Balenciaga x adidas Stan Smith’s three forthcoming colorways, see below. These are currently expected to release alongside the entire collection tomorrow, November 3rd.

Balenciaga x adidas Stan Smith
Release Date: November 3rd, 2022

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