31 May '15, 10am

This is Stan Smith and you're probably wearing his sneakers:

Real scenario: a young woman wearing classic white and green adidas Stan Smith sneakers ($75) picks up a pair of pale blue limited edition Stan Smiths designed by Raf Simons ($455) in a New York store, debates buying them, looks cool. It's official: the unassuming leather tennis sneaker first issued in 1971 has achieved the height of fashion influence. Since the shoe's reissue in 2014 after two years off the shelves, its popularity and fashion significance have reached icon status. Stan Smith is to sneakers as Levi's are to jeans and Kim Kardashian's Instagram is to selfies: the ultimate expression of the form. But when - and how - did this humble sneaker become the ultimate fashion footwear, beloved by fashion designers, artists, stylists, and designers? Related: Learn how new technology killed American men's tennis on VICE Sports. The shoe's history in a nutshell: adidas...

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