With the Primeknit version of the iconic Stan Smith, premiered in 2014, adidas has introduced a perfect lightweight option for this time of the year. Catering to the night owls amongst us, the newest iteration comes equipped with a simple yet highly effective safety feature. At first sight the knit upper appears unchanged to the original Primeknit Stan Smith, however, once light hits the shoe’s back, its characteristic heel tab flashes up due the use of a reflective silver yarn incorporated into the construction there.
Apart from this technical detail, the character of the Stan Smith Primeknit REFLECTIVE stays true to the original with the most basic, most classic color-options of either deep black or crisp white on a slightly off-white outsole. Due to the narrow straight eyelets the flat cotton laces – tonal on both variations – are kept permanently tidy, a minor yet crucial detail that adds to the inherently clean aesthetic. No Stan Smith would be complete without the signature tongue label. Underlining its high-visibility properties, this Primeknit version received its identity badge in reflective ink.
With the Stan Smith Primeknit REFLECTIVE, adidas provides fans of the shoe with a welcome addition to previous executions, for people who have just discovered their love for this legendary style it truly offers a great ‘first experience’.
LAUNCH: 8TH AUGUST 00:01BST
PRICE: £99 EACH