Stan Smith is more than just a shoe, he’s a man, a tennis player, and most importantly, one of the most influential names in footwear — so much so that it’s one of adidas‘ most popular silhouettes, resulting in dozens of collaborations and customs such as this wing tip brogue take courtesy of Sense of Symmetry.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Italian footwear studio, allow Sense of Symmetry to explain itself: “We are the bridge between what has been and what’s to come. We design silhouettes for those who are ready to move into a new era of style without letting go of their past entirely. Yes, we are an oxymoron. A link between past and future.”
With this, it takes sneaker customization to new realms as it combines icons like the adidas Originals Stan Smith with formality. Using the top part of a custom Stan Smith it cuts and sews, Sense of Symmetry mixes this with a new bottom half comprising black or white Italian calfskin leather that’s cut into the shape of a wing tip brogue.
From there, the shoe is fitted to a brogue sole unit which is also made from leather but sees rubber injection added for comfort. Elements like the Stan Smith heel tab are re-cut in calf leather, while a smooth outsole with grippy plugs, premium laces and a dust bag come as standard.
Take a look at the custom hybrid shoes from Sense of Symmetry above, and put in your pre-order online. Pairs cost €538 EUR (approx. $567 USD) and are said to be ready within five weeks.
In case you missed it, check out the time Stan Smith (the man) featured on Hypebeast’s Sole Mates.