In the wake of Adidas Stan Smith’s Footwear News Achievement Award win for Shoe of the Year, FN shoe columnist Stacey Griffith also chooses Stan Smiths designed by Pharrell as her top sneaker pick this week.
Griffith, a senior master instructor at SoulCycle with a penchant for shoes, owns all three colorways of the Pharrell x Adidas Originals Tennis Pack style. Here’s what Griffith has to say of the styles:
“Adidas is genius for doing this collaboration with Pharrell Williams. His artsy [Jean-Michel]-Basquiat-meets-[Roy]-Lichtenstein approach to Stan Smiths is a perfect representation of the singer’s sophisticated, kitschy style.
“These sneakers are simple and classic, with details that pack a lot of punch. The tennis-ball texture of the shoe is one of my favorite highlights, as well as the bright color-block detail in construction-cone orange and bright green.”