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Some People Think I'm A Shoe

With anecdotes from designers and fans like Pharrell, who wrote the foreword, and archival photos by Juergen Teller, Some People Think I’m A Shoe documents the impact Smith’s legacy has had not on only fashion, but art and music, as well. The book also highlits some of the shoes most famous—and ridiculous—collaborations, including ones with Raf Simons, Yohji Yamamoto, Colette and Miss Piggy.


To answer Smith’s son Trevor’s question from the beginning: we’re not really sure. After flipping through Some People Think I’m A Shoe, it’s pretty unclear who made who—the man or the sneaker. What is clear, though, is the legacy that the Stan Smith has created, one that allows athletes, rock stars and just your average writers at office to be participate in; one that’s not going anywhere, any time soon. As Pharrell says at the beginning of the book, “It’s a rare thing to have produced something of this quality and longevity—and adidas knows it.”

Photos courtesy of adidas