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Classic Cork Midsole Sneakers

This Stan Smith Luxe Model Features a Cork-Wrapped Midsole

— March 24, 2016 — Fashion
Part of the the brand's SS16 offering, this edition of the adidas Stan Smith Luxe has a cork-wrapped midsole that creates a unique blend of textures. An adaptation of the iconic Stan Smith Luxe silhouette, the shoe retails for about $115 and features the classic vintage white and green hues that is synonymous with the sneaker.

The adidas originals Stan Smith Luxe is a staple that is likely to remain one for the foreseeable future, given the timeless nature of the simple design and the brand's choice to role out a continual evolution of models that blend old and new.

Launched in the early 1960s, the tennis shoe is instantly recognizable based on the fact it bears no external three stripes, like every other adidas sneaker.
Trend Themes
1. Cork-wrapped Midsole - Opportunity for footwear brands to incorporate cork-wrapped midsoles to create unique blends of textures.
2. Continual Evolution of Sneaker Models - Potential for sneaker brands to release new iterations of iconic silhouettes to maintain their timeless appeal.
3. Timeless Design - Chance for brands to create staple sneakers with simple designs that transcend trends and remain popular indefinitely.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Footwear brands can explore incorporating cork-wrapped midsoles into their designs for a distinctive touch.
2. Fashion - Opportunity for fashion brands to collaborate with sneaker companies and release limited edition sneakers with updated designs.
3. Sportswear - Sportswear brands can continue to release timeless sneakers like the adidas Stan Smith Luxe to cater to consumers' desire for classic styles.
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