Friday, 24 January 2014

Back to the 90s....Stan Smith Trainers are back!

Move aside New Balance, the trainer of 2014 is the re-release of the Adidas classic; the Stan Smith.


The Stan Smith trainer was named after the US tennis player who won both Wimbledon and US Tennis championships in the early 70s. Stan first endorsed the trainers in 1971 and they became popular again in the 90s and in 2014, we now see them re-released thanks to them being worn by Pheobe Philo creative designer (and goddess of trainer based trends) and Marc Jacobs.

Pheobe Phile rocking the Stan Smith trainer.
The trainer itself is so classic, with simple clean lines enabling it to be dressed up or dressed down. Wear with boyfriend jeans, dungarees, the new (or again re-vamped) wide leg shape or if you are super cool wear with your little black dress! As Stan said himself 'I think it is their simplicity that has the attraction' Spot on Stan!

So here are the cool girls on the street showing us how to style Stan Smiths trainers amongst other styles:
The trainers look stunning with all black
I love the preppy look, the white shirt and jumper and leather leggings.
Wear with a skirt and a long, lightweight coat in the spring
Stan Smith trainers look cool with black trousers
These are a slightly different style, Adidas Superstars..I love this preppy look with beige trench..styled to perfection. 
Chanel's trainers gracing the Chanel SS14 Couture Catwalk
Superstar trainers with an all black outfit and cute hat.
I love how the red detail on this military coat picks up the red stripes on the trainer.
All images above via Pinterest
Not the easiest trainers to track down on the internet at the moment as they are in high demand but they are in and out of stock on the following sites, alternatively pop into an Adidas stand alone store or JD sports:


END. Website - available for pre order


Crooked Tongues (honestly this is legit..redirect from Asos!)

If you are not particularly into Stan Smiths trainers, here are some fabulous alternative styles available to buy now: 

Adidas Superstar 2 @ Adidas UK £62
These also come with navy or black side stripes and are a fab alternative to Stan Smiths.
Adidas Amberlight shoes @ Adidas £67
I am always drawn to metallic details and these trainers are simple with a small 'blingy' twist..
Adidas Originals Honey-Lo £47
These are leather and are low cut at the sides which will make them super flattering for the summer when wearing them with shorts or...(bare with me on these)..culottes (more on them on a following blog!)
Adidas Womens Gazelle £64.99
I have obviously gone off-piste on these, they are not white and not Stan Smiths, but just how gorgeous are they...I love a touch of pink and these would be fab for the summer with ankle skimming pale jeans and a little white shirt....sooo cute!
White Vans @ Office £44.99
These are canvas so a little chilly for now but definitely worth baring in mind for the summer.
Converse All Star Low White £44.99
So classic, so comfortable, you just can't go wrong with a pair of Converse, timeless trainers.
Nike Tennis Classic @ Office £64.99
Just cool, understated, you can pick up the blue colour on the tick with a cute blue scarf it would look fab with a  chambray shirt and boyfriend jeans.

So there you have it, my 'Ode to Stan Smith trainers'...have you been caught up in the hype too? (I have ordered some..so will let you know when I get them and how they fit etc) I love the fact that they are so 90s, my complete comfort zone!

If you are after a larger selection of the fabulous New Balance (I swear they are excellent, sooo comfy and wear well) and Nike air etc trainers then check out my previous post has some trainers that should I fail my in Stan Smith mission I may have to buy....http://schoolrunstyle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/runninrunninrunrunnin.html

Here is My Style from the past couple of days:

Trying to style my old (90s Original Superstar trainers!) perfect for the school run!




Jacket: Zara available here only £29.99 now
Jumper: Zara available in store now
T- Shirt: Gap
Trainers: Adidas Superstars
For a little lunch out with friends and a meeting:

Coat: Pink Coat
Shirt: H&M similar here
Jeans: Zara
Boots: Russell and Bromley
So are you in the trainer camp...have you shed your Uggs for the equally comfy but more rain-friendly trainers? 
Would love to hear your thoughts and comments x Thanks so much for reading x

Next time the new trouser shapes.... 

17 comments:

  1. Love seeing your looks in your trainers! I've just ordered white superga's as they seem to suit me more than anything else though they're definitely more of a pump than a trainer. Looking forward to trying them for some spring looks! Lynne x

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    1. Hi Lynne, I knew I had forgotten one brand.... Superga I meant to include them as I love them they will be great for the Spring x

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  2. Perfect - Adidas has always been my favorite brand for sneakers x

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    1. I know I must admit I am now loving them...my love for New Balance has been replaced! x

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  3. The Stan Smiths look perfect how you've styled them! Totally gorgeous with your Zara jacket!

    How amazing are the pink suede Gazelle's!! You are seriously tempting me again! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle, still love your original ones they look fab on you. How cute are the pick Gazelles...I am sooo tempted too! x

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  4. I'm going to get some trainers in the next week so this was really helpful for me. I was leaning towards new balance but now I don't know, will have to go and try on!
    Abbi x

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    1. Hi Abbi, thanks so much for reading, definitely best to try on a range see what fits and is most comfy (and looks best!) x

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  5. Light grey converse for me, definitely for the warmer weather though, worn yesterday my feet were freezing!

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    1. Me too!!! I have a pair but you are right there are soooo cold in the winter! x

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  6. My Adidas from the 90's have long gone do remember them being really comfy I had white..... my friend had baby blue suede I think Gazzelle's and they got damaged at a foam party in Majorca.... they were the days early 20's. x

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    1. Foam parties..how good where they, I used to love them, hilarious, but you are right they played havoc on clothing and also were really slippery!!! Those were the days eh?!

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  7. Ooooh I am quite fancying the pink Gazelle's actually! Love that Zara coat on you, looks so much better than their online photos, great buy! x

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    1. Thanks so much, and I am loving the pink Gazelles too definitely perfect for the summer! x

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  8. Need/want/desire as you know but I'm totally not spending until I free up some space in my wardrobe - cue massive ebay session!! I bet I miss the boat with these!

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    1. Oh gosh I feel the same I have got to stop...you are being very good! xxx

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