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Here's what the average sneakerhead knows about Stan Smith: His face appears on the tongue of his eponymous tennis shoe (which re-releases worldwide today), and he had a heck of a mustache. Advanced types may recognize that, since the Stan Smith started life as a tennis shoe, that Stan Smith was probably a tennis player. But seeing that he played in the long-ago days of all-white outfits and wooden rackets, it's unlikely that anyone wearing his shoes actually saw him play (although here's the entire 1972 Wimbledon final). How good was he? Really, really good. Want details? Check out 20 Things You Didn't Know About Stan Smith.

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