Today, in an exclusive documentary by adidas Skateboarding, Stan Smith announces that he is, always was, and always will be a skateboarder.
Stanley Roger Smith, two time Grand Slam singles champion and one of the greatest tennis players of all time, finally reveals that behind the tennis hero, was a skate rat who was forced to hide his roots and don the clean cut tennis whites.
"Stan Smith had an incredible style. I mean not only in dress sense, but also in the way he rode his board." Marc Gonzales
"Mark Gonzales is like the Pablo Picasso of skateboarding, but apparently Mark Gonzales is like a diet Stan Smith." Tim O'Connor
In this exclusive interview, which includes never seen footage of his youth, Stan openly talks about his passion and his retrospective journey from behind the racket and onto the board with his new adidas Skateboarding Stan Smith model.
Stan admits that the original Stan Smith shoe was designed strategically with both the court and board in mind and is 'over the moon' that he has been able to make technical adjustments for that premium board control and comfort. He also concedes that thankfully this model will be released in colours to match the rest of his attire - 'unlike popular belief I do not spend my days in white and green'. Watch the exclusive documentary now:
This classic silhouette features; Sprint Skin a structural technology which creates a much lighter shoe with the same structural rigidity and reduced weight without compromising stability, a molded eva midsole to decrease weight, a molded sockliner for comfort, vector traction for premium board control and a mustache.