adidas by Raf Simons launches RS Stan Smith featuring a Trompe-l’oeil print reproducing adidas archive icons. The collection layers past, present, and future to create a new footwear range inspired by the painting technique of trompe-l’œil, French for “deceive the eye”. To begin, the designer curated five styles from the adidas Originals archive: the Micropacer (released 1984–88), the L.A. Trainer (1979–80), the Torsion Conquest Super (1990–92), the Samba (1962–67), and the Peachtree (1985). These pieces were photographed and 3-D modelled to fit the RS Stan Smith. The resulting footwear retains select details of the vintage shoes on the uppers, including stains, exposed glue, and other general wear transporting authentic elements of the past into the now.
Release Information: The adidas by Raf Simons RS “Trompe L’oeil” Pack will release in-stores at HAVEN Toronto and HAVEN Vancouver on April 12th at 11:00 AM local time. Any remaining pairs will be made available online at 1:00 PM PST.
Sizes Available: 8US – 12US