The best Stan Smith collaborations are the simplest, which is why the first Barneys iteration was so great—plain white with the three perforated stripes on the inside of the foot, leaving the outside blank and solid, all done up in supple leather. They also clocked in at only $150. I mean, shit, they're still around if you're looking. But now there's also a black pair to switch out your tennis whites. The contrasting off-white sole is a smart move because sometimes the completely black sneaker can look a tad mall security guard standard issue, invariably leaving you open to get "what are thoooose"-d. Basically, these are slightly better than typical Stan Smiths in every single way possible with a reasonable price uptick. Also, by the looks of it, we can expect some more Barneys collaborations in the future as the chain touts these as part of the upcoming "BNY Sole Series" of sneaker collaborations featuring brands that including Filling Pieces, Common Projects, Vans, Timberland, Converse, Brooks and Diadora that will continue monthly through the end of the year. Keep it locked. We'll be reporting on all non-butt releases.
Originally published on Four Pins