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This Classic Adidas Sneaker Is Getting a Boost Upgrade

Images of an Adidas Stan Smith sample equipped with Boost cushioning first appeared in September, a first for the seminal silhouette, which won the FN Shoe of the Year award in 2014.

And now, official images of the Boost-enhanced sneakers have surfaced, thus denoting that a release is likely on the horizon. This modernized version of the nearly 50-year-old model retains its simple white leather upper and signature green accents, with the biggest change occurring at the midsole, where a full-length Boost compound replaces the traditional rubber.

Adidas Stan Smith Boost
The Stan Smith’s classic green accents appear at the heel and tongue of the Adidas Stan Smith Boost.
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The concept of updating classic sneakers — particularly the Stan Smith — with modern technology is not a new one for Adidas. In 2015, the brand released Primeknit executions of the Stan Smith and Superstar.

Adidas Stan Smith Boost
The Adidas Stan Smith Boost pairs the original Stan Smith’s clean leather upper with a full-length Boost midsole.
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Despite the emergence of these official images, a release date has not been confirmed for the Stan Smith Boost.

Adidas Stan Smith Boost
The Adidas Stan Smith Boost is set for release in 2017.
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Adidas Stan Smith Boost
The traditional insole has been removed from the Adidas Stan Smith Boost to enhance the cushioning.
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Adidas Stan Smith Boost
The outsole of the Adidas Stan Smith Boost.
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