[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very year Isabel Marant always seems to come out with the ‘It’ shoe- there were the Dicker boots, the Bobby and then the Beckett trainers and now I’ve seen the Etoile Bart sneaker everywhere. Or have I? These Stan Smith’s, a long time classic from Adidas, has got to be the inspiration behind the Bart’s- just look at the resemblance! I guess I’m not the only person who noticed the similarity- trying to get hold of a pair of Stan Smiths in red has been a 3 month mission!
The Stan Smiths come in red, blue and fairway green, or tennis green really as Stan Smith was an American tennis legend. I toyed with the idea of getting a pair in green, but being me, I couldn’t resist a red pair. I ordered mine twice and each time the order was cancelled as they flew out of stock. It was third time lucky, as finally the UPS man delivered them to my door this morning!
The Isabel Marant version retails at £270 a pair whereas the classic Stan Smith is £64.99 from Adidas. I could be patient and wait until the Marant version went on sale, but patience is something I am still working on…plus the Stan Smith will always be a classic and seemed to be a better investment! I can’t wait to wear mine with a chunky grey knit and ankle grazing Jamie jeans.
What side of the fence do you sit on? Marant or Adidas?