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The Adidas Stan Smith is a Sneaker That Deserves Its Own Coffee Table Book

Featuring photos by Juergen Teller and stories by Raf Simons and Pharrell Williams.
IMAGE Adidas Originals; Rizzoli Books
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There aren't a lot of sneakers quite like the Adidas Stan Smith. It's been around since the '60s, and recent years have seen a comeback of epic proportions. The classic tennis sneaker endorsed by a player who retired in 1985 is still one of the most popular sneakers today.

To celebrate the iconic Adidas model, New York book publisher Rizzoli has released a coffee table book in its honor, entitled Stan Smith: Some People Think I'm a Shoe! The book charts the Stan Smith's history, and is written by the man himself. It contains original imagery, historical photos, an exclusive portrait series by Juergen Teller, and contributions from arbiters of style, such as Raf Simons and Pharrell Williams.

The book also demonstrates that the personality of the shoe has everything to do with Smith himself, often through his anecdotes and stories of style influencers, designers, sports legends, and fervent sneaker fans. For the latter in particular, this is a collector's item, filled with street-style photography of Stan Smiths worn globally, to pop culture references of the sneaker in rap lyrics and Bollywood movies.

Stan Smith: Some People Think I'm a Shoe was just published a few weeks ago, so we can expect a worldwide release soon. You can also purchase the book online through any of Rizzoli's stockists.

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