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adidas Reveals The Latest Collection From Raf Simons

adidas by Raf Simons layers past, present, and future to create a new footwear range inspired by the painting technique of trompe-l’oeil, French for “deceive the eye.”

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To begin, the designer curated five styles from the adidas Originals archive: the Micropacer (released 1984-88), the LA Trainer (1979-80), the Torsion Conquest Super (1990-92), the Samba (1962-67), and the Peachtree (1985). These pieces were photographed and 3-D modeled to fit the RS Stan Smith and the RS Adilette, two of the adidas by Raf Simons collaboration’s most essential styles. The resulting footwear retains select details of the vintage shoes on the uppers, including stains, exposed glue, and other general wear – transporting authentic elements of the past into the now.

The collection enables the pollination of styles across product categories, like the transference of technical runners, such as the Micropacer, to tennis shoes, like the Stan Smith. While the Peachtree originally only available in women’s sizes, is now available for men as well, becoming the unisex RS Peach Stan and the RS Peach Adilette.

Look for the RS Stan Smith to release on April 12th, and the RS Adilette to release on May 17th at select retailers and adidas.com.

Raf Simons x adidas Samba Stan Smith
Color: Core Black/Cloud White-Bright Blue
Style Code: EE7954
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Price: $280

Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith Samba EE7954

Raf Simons x adidas Peach Stan Smith
Color: Light Sand/Cloud White-Core White
Style Code: EE7952
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Price: $280

Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith Peach EE7592

Raf Simons x adidas Torsion Stan Smith
Color: Cloud White/Core Black-Light Grey
Style Code: EE7953
Release Date: May 6, 2019
Price: $280

Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith Torsion EE7593

Raf Simons x adidas LA Trainer Stan Smith
Style Code: EE7591
Price: $280

Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith LA Trainer EE7591

Raf Simons x adidas Micropacer Stan Smith
Style Code: EE7590
Price: $280

Raf Simons adidas Stan Smith Micropacer EE7590

Raf Simons Stan Smith April 2019 Release Dates

Raf Simons Stan Smith April 2019 Release Dates

Raf Simons Stan Smith April 2019 Release Dates

Raf Simons Stan Smith April 2019 Release Dates

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Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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