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IN LINE with its journey to help End Plastic Waste, adidas Originals recently unveiled the latest version of its “Stan Smith, Forever” offering done in collaboration with Disney. The sneaker collection features a white “primegreen” upper, a series of high-performance recycled materials, matched with a recycled rubber outsole which the brand hails as a new approach to sustainable design and ushers in a new era for the classic silhouette.
One of the pairs in the new version of the collection is brought to life with the iconic muppet Kermit The Frog.
The shoe has Kermit’s name embossed on the heel and his portrait printed on the left tongue. It has co-branded sock liners, additional green laces, and the Muppet character’s popular catchphrase “It’s Not Easy Being Green” embossed across both heel tabs.
The collection also features different takes on the shoe inspired by a number of iconic characters from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel. They include Marvel’s the Hulk, Rex from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story, Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, WALL-E from Disney and Pixar’s WALL-E, and Mike Wazowski from Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
The pairs, too, have unique details of their own in reference to the characters, such as graphic outsoles, embossed details, bold graphics, playful prints, and additional lace options.
adidas Originals is offering as well a more sustainable Stan Smith sneaker in the silhouette’s classic look, featuring a white recycled “primegreen” upper and a white recycled rubber outsole, complemented by the Stan Smith’s archetypal green heel tab.
The collection, the brand said, serves to add a push to the brand’s mission of making its products sustainable and earth-friendly which gained much headway in 2020 when 50% of the polyester used was recycled. It aims to use only recycled polyester by 2024.
The Stan Smith, Forever with Disney collection is now available in select adidas retailers and adidas.com.ph. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo