The Stan Smith is back — but it’s nothing like you’ve seen before. This time, the Herzogenaurach-based brand with the Three-Stripes was inspired by the famous 80s Christmas movie — and one of our all-time favorites — Gremlins. Therefore, the iconic Stan Smith was chosen and received a hairy upper symbolizing Gizmo´s brown and white fur, while the Mogwai´s big brown eyes are featured on the heel. The Mogwais are actually sweet and sociable – unless you disregard the instructions printed on the insoles of the sneaker. In this case, the gentle mogwais will turn into cheeky rebellious gremlins, whose skin is colored in the same shade of green as the shoe’s sock liner.
As there is a rule saying the cute small creatures should be prevented from getting wet, adidas equipped the Stan Smith with Gore-Tex technology — But that’s not all – the designers paid so much attention to detail for this cheeky Stan Smith, so the “Christmas Monster” comes housed in special packaging — one which carries the same pattern as the gift wrap paper used for the film’s main character’s Christmas present in the movie.
Pairs of the Gremlins x adidas Stan Smith will be touching down at select Euro retailers like 43einhalb on December 18th, though a Stateside release is yet to be confirmed. Until then, enjoy an official look at the pair here below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates on a wider release.
Gremlins x adidas Stan Smith
Style Code: S42669
Color: Cardboard/Core White/Core White
Release Date: December 18th, 2020