Credit: Rizzoli

A classic sneaker produced by adidas, the Stan Smith Court shoe is possibly the most popular silhouette of all time, ever since it began production in the early ’70s. Making a comeback in the early 2000’s, the style has seen many renditions and while the shoe is highly recognised, the man behind them is not.

Named after American tennis great, Stanley Smith, adidas approached him as world number 1 at the time, to endorse the shoe. Now, New York book publisher Rizzoli has created a coffee table book in his honour, entitled Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m A Shoe! Celebrating the cultural impact of the classic sneaker, the volume looks into its history, written by Smith himself. The book also includes original imagery, historical photos and contributions from influencers of style, including Raf Simons and Pharrell Williams.

Displaying the personality of Stan Smith and his shoes, this volume is a collectors piece for all sneaker heads and fashion enthusiasts.

The book is now available to purchase online, through Rizzoli stockists and Amazon.