A legendary court shoe gets a built-for-skating update in this smoothly styled Primitive edition of adidas Skateboarding‘s Stan Smith Vulc. The skate shoe blends a court-inspired toe shape with skate-specific design elements including a single-layer red suede upper for lightweight support, and a low-profile vulcanized outsole specifically designed for traction and boardfeel. A full-length EVA midsole cushions landings without weighing you down and a molded sockliner adds extra support. The tongue shows off the signature Stan Smith patch, complete with ’70s mustache, while two-tone laces finish off the look.
The Stan Smith has seen a flood of exposure recently, as a slew of collaborations and reissues have brought the legendary court shoe back into the limelight where it belongs. Check out the highlights of the sneaker’s resurgence over at What Drops Now, while Primitive’s vulcanized take on the Stan Smith is available here.
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