For its latest golf shoe collaboration, adidas teams up with Vice Golf to bring a fresh and bold look to the classic Stan Smith silhouette. The shoe is available in three colorways – Solar Red, Signal Green and Tint White – which reflect the vibrant tones of the Vice golf ball line. If you thought Vice’s neon balls were hard to miss, the limited-edition adidas Stan Smith X Vice golf shoes launching Friday take things a step further.
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First introduced in 1965, the original Stan Smith shoe is named after the legendary American tennis player and has since become one of the best-known and most-loved styles in sneaker history. This Stan Smith golf shoe collaboration will incorporate branding from adidas and Vice – two German companies – giving an unexpected neon makeover to the iconic model which traditionally comes in a simple white colourway.
“The great thing about the Stan Smith Golf silhouette is that it’s the perfect canvas for playing with color,” said Masun Denison, adidas Global Footwear Director. “We’re thrilled for everyone to see these bold colorways on such a versatile shoe.”
The Vice company slogan, “Embrace your vice”, will be embossed on the heel, and the official Stan Smith crest will be on the tongue of the shoe, as the original design had it placed. As an added fun detail to honor the collaboration, punched holes will spell out “Vice” on one side of each shoe, while the recognizable adidas 3-stripes identifier will be displayed on the other.
The shoe will feature much of the same performance design cues as the first adidas Stan Smith golf shoe, released in April 2021. In addition to a spikeless rubber outsole, the adidas x Vice collaboration will be reinforced on the sides medial and lateral of the sneaker, providing additional support for the wearer.