Photo: Courtesy of Kvadrat

Kvadrat Teams up with adidas Originals for an Artful New Line

The cult sneaker gets a Danish design twist in this coveted tie-up

Danish design gets a sporty twist with a new sneaker collaboration between adidas Originals and Kvadrat. When married with the classic Stan Smith silhouette, the Scandinavian house’s contemporary fabrics make the perfect collectible kicks for lovers of interior design.

The spiffy take on what has become a style icon around the world features the pattern Squares by Danish designer Vibeke Rohland, and is embellished with embroidered details. The dot-filled print may at first seem simple, but is multi-layered on closer inspection. The shoe’s classic three-stripe motif (defined by a row of punched ventilation holes) for example, is ever-so-subtly demarcated in a colored stitching.

Created in 1963 in white leather with green details, the tennis shoe was first named after the French tennis player Robert Haillet in 1965. Upon his retirement several years later, however, Adidas decided they needed a successor. The American ace Stan Smith took on the name and the rest is history.

Although no longer recommended for tennis, the sneakers gained cult status among the fashion set—and are paired with everything from tuxedos and ball skirts to blue jeans and cut-offs. Now, they’ll look right at home kicked up on a Hans Wegner footstool or Poul Kjærholm hammock chair too.

The sneaker is available in 3 colorways: Navy, Pink and Core Black. adidas.com, $110.

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