Adidas unveils special-edition Stan Smith trainers with Kvadrat fabric

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Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

Adidas unveils special-edition Stan Smith trainers with Kvadrat fabric

Adidas has partnered with Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat to release an edition of its iconic Stan Smith sneakers covered in dotted fabric.

Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

The collection comes in blue, grey and red versions. Each design is patterned with Kvadrat's Squares fabric by Danish designer Vibeke Rohland, which features textured circles in contrasting shades.

Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

The shoe echoes the classic Stan Smith shape but takes a more minimal approach to the sports brand's trademark triple stripe. These are absent on some of the designs, and on others, turned into a line of single embroidered dots that trace the usual outline.

The trainers are finished with a leather patch on the heel, and a white sole that references the shoe's heritage.

Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

Adidas' Stan Smith shoe was first released in 1963, and originally designed as a tennis trainer. They are named after the world number one player of the time. The sneaker earned itself a place in The Guinness Book of Records in 1988, after selling 22 million pairs.

Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

Adidas has created several collaborative special editions of the trainer since, working with fashion designer Raf Simons, who used materials from retro spacesuits, and musician Pharrell Williams, who designed a monochrome version.

Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith

As well as rebooting its Stan Smith trainer, Adidas is working with new technology such as 3D-printing to experiment with new ways of manufacturing shoes. Its ongoing collaboration with Parley for the Oceans has seen the brand incorporate plastic reclaimed from the ocean into its trainers.

Kvadrat, which was established in Denmark in 1968, is one of the world's leading textile brands. Among the designers it has previously worked with are the Bouroullecs, who created a range of roller blinds using its textiles, and Raf Simons, who incorporated the fabric he made with the brand into his menswear line.

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Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith
Kvadrat and adidas Originals pays homage to Copenhagen with special edition Stan Smith