The new Raf Simons Stan Smiths are the most eye-catching pair yet. The shoe is clad in all-over metallic coating and comes in bronze and silver. The bronze, especially, looks hot and is a brave choice–sneakers that are even remotely brown tend to be shunned by the sneaker community. But, because this is Raf these shoes are going to be hugely popular, and maybe, just maybe, a little of that brown-stain stigma will dissipate when more people are seen in these shiny Smiths.
Current Raf x adidas Stan Smiths receive their most common hate from those who claim the shoe is exactly the same, that you’re just paying for the ‘R’, so it’s nice to see that this new collab has gotten some extra love. If you’re thirsting for them however, you’ll have to wait. The shoes won’t be released until early next year and will be part of a spring collection, but we’ll be sure to remind you when they come out.