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Brand: adidas Originals by Raf Simons
Model: Stan Smith “Trompe L’oeil” Pack
Key Features: Each of the sneakers features a trompe l’oeil print that reimagines the RS Stan Smith as one of three adidas archive models. Trompe L’oeil gives a 3D realism to 2D surfaces through the use of perspective, resulting in an optical illusion.
Release Date: Initially on January 17 with a wider release to follow in April
Price: €280 (likely $280)
Buy: The pre-launch is available exclusively at Tom Greyhound in Paris, with a wider release to follow at select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Raf Simons unveiled the latest chapter in his long-time partnership with adidas at Paris Fashion Week Men’s FW19. Using a trompe l’oeil print, the designer reimagines the iconic Stan Smith model as three other famous adidas Originals archive silhouette, the Micropacer (released 1984-88), the L.A. Trainer (1979-80), and the Torsion Conquest Super (1990-92).
The print gives the illusion that the Stan Smith sneaker is actually one of the three retro models in their original colorways. The sneaker features the designer’s name embossed on the heel, as well as Stan Smith branding on the heel. The perforated “R” can also be seen underneath the vintage runner’s printed-on design.
As previously reported by Highsnobiety, adidas Originals confirms that this pack of Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith is set to see a wider release in April.
Take a look at the Micropacer version in detail below, while the concept images above give a glimpse as to what we can expect come April.
As always, stay tuned for more release information. Until then, check out the sneaker in detail above.
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