adidas Stan Smith (White/Metallic Gold/Silver)
UPDATE: These shiny joints have landed at more stockists, including Afew.
Snakeskin and metallic gold are two treatments that have been used and abused for a couple of years now – it's so easy to stuff it up. Team Three Stripes tackle the tricky treatment on this Stan Smith and come up with a big W, thanks to a slice of design subtlety. How good are alliterations, though? The debossed snakeskin is delicate and only visible on closer inspection, while the metallic gold toes and heels are pretty smooth and not particularly garish. Nice work, adi! Very select adidas stockists have (or had) these on hand, including Suppa.
Originally published June 5, 2015