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Stan Smith: The Book Behind the Iconic Shoe and Man

Stan Smith: Some People Think I'm A Shoe, celebrates the man behind the iconic shoe that has taken the world by storm and achieved cult status.


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In an ode to celebrating the popular Stan Smith Adidas sneaker, 'Stan Smith: The Book Behind the Iconic Shoe and Man' celebrates the ubiquitous sneaker named after the former number one tennis player in the world, Stan Smith.

Stan Smith The book behind the iconic shoe and man

As a coveted icon in the world of sneaker design, the Stan Smith shoe tennis sneaker can be seen donning the feet of thousands of people. The shoe has gained acclaim in the world of fashion and design, with renowned household fashion names such as Raf Simons, Pharrell Williams and Yohji Yamamoto collaborating with the creator, Smith. 

The minimalist cool street sneaker debuted in 1970 and over the past five decades has gained increased popularity among the masses.

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The book 'Stan Smith: The Book Behind the Iconic Shoe and Man' is the first book that commemorates the cultural impact of the shoe. Including original imagery, historical photos and exclusive portrait series by artist, Juergen Teller, this one-of-a-kind all-access volume demonstrates that the personality of the shoe is rooted in Stan Smith, the man behind it all.

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Each chapter featured recollections from Stan Smith along with anecdotes from style influencers, designers, sports legends and fans of the sneaker.

With unique insider views into the life of Stan Smith recorded in street style attire to pop-culture references of the sneaker in rap lyrics to Bollywood movies. 

For sneakerheads and those interested in pop culture, street style and design this book is an ultimate collector’s item. The book is written by Stan smith, contribution by sports journalist, Richard Evans with the foreword by pop culture icon and multi-platinum recording artist, Pharell Williams.

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