Stella McCartney Just Designed the Stan Smiths of Your Dreams
Landing just in time for fashion month, Adidas has teamed up with fashion designer Stella McCartney to design the first-ever pair of leather-free Stan Smiths. “It occurred to me that you really couldn’t tell the difference between the real leather and the faux leather pair,” McCartney, a lifelong advocate of sustainable and vegan-friendly fashion, recently told Vogue. “I could not help but think of how many animals’ lives could be saved if Stan Smith and Adidas would change from real leather to vegetarian leather and use non-animal-based glues.”
Beyond using vegan leather and non-animal based glues, the “Stella Stan Smith” (has quite a nice ring to it, no?) boasts a few notable It-girl-approved upgrades — including a navy and burgundy color-blocked stripe and a black padded collar. In addition to the designer’s portrait etched on the left tongue of the sneaker, punched-out stars replace the iconic Adidas stripes.
Of her ongoing 13-year partnership with the European sportswear giant, McCartney says, “We’ve been collaborating with Adidas for many years, so I thought this would be a great way to reach a really wide audience and enable them to understand that you don’t have to have leather shoes or animal-based glues in order to have an incredible, iconic product.”
Stella McCartney #StanSmith Adidas ($325): ‘Gram your Stella #StanSmith Adidas kicks with everything from a swishy pleated skirt to a slinky slip dress for a FROW-ready entrance. The simple and streamlined design even looks good on the court with a tracksuit.
Guaranteed to be the hot ticket item of the season, the Stella McCartney x Stan Smith collab will be available for purchase on September 10.
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