Raf Simons X Adidas Spring '16

Raf Simons X Adidas Spring '16

RAF SIMONS REDESIGNS THE STAN SMITH FOR SPRING 2016, FURTHER ADVANCING A COLLABORATION FOREVER AHEAD OF THE CURVE

RAF SIMONS REDESIGNS THE STAN SMITH FOR SPRING 2016, FURTHER ADVANCING A COLLABORATION FOREVER AHEAD OF THE CURVE

Text: Patrik Sandberg

Season to season, nothing excites the editors at VMAN more than adidas's reveal of its assortment of high-octane designer collaborations. For Spring 16, Raf Simons delivers a stunning menswear collection filled with medieval futurism and geriatric charm in the guise of riot gear—embellished utilitarianism for the final frontier. Fittingly, his new sneaker collaboration bridges the past and future in its own respects.

The Stan Smith, Ozweego 2, and Response Trail styles return in ingenious new colorways. The Stan Smith update includes shiny metallic copper and silver, blush yellow, ash pink, and a color enticingly described as "night marine." There are also special aged versions that come in brushed and distressed all-over black and all-over white.

The Ozweego 2, always the mutant in the bunch, keeps its now-classic running-inspired upper and transparent silicone windows, in khaki and green with complex layers that evoke gravel and other undertones. The Response Trail 2 opts for white and green or red and blue with two different heel spoilers.

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