BAIT and adidas Skateboarding celebrate the holiest day in the stoner calendar with a Stan Smith Vulc crafted from natural hemp.
Dubbed the “Happy 420” (y’know, April 20, the day that ideological stoners smoke even more dope than usual), the hemp upper has been heat-pressed with a stoned-out pattern, which is a nod to the burning of hemp. Hairy chunk suede appears on the heel, reflecting the texture of cannabis buds, while the heel tab and tongue label borrow from prescription labels – a reference to medical marijuana.
Overall it’s a well thought-out, multi-layered design that doesn’t feel lazy in anyway, one that’s even rounded off with a small pocket on the underside of the tongue where you can hide your stash. Let’s just hope the police don’t catch on, otherwise it’s pretty redundant.
The Happy 420 Stan Smith can’t simply be purchased, though. You have to sign up to a raffle to win the opportunity to buy a pair – and only then will you have the privilege of forking out $120 for a pair.
Head over to BAIT to sign up.
For more Stan Smith variants, check out this premium version with a cork sole.