The monochromatic adidas Stan Smith in black is a shadowy take on the archival Three Stripes tennis shoe. The shoe first appeared as the signature model for tennis superstar Stan Smith during the 1970s and quickly caught on as both a capable and dependable lifestyle model. The upper features a smooth black leather base with a tonal set of laces and heel tab. Subtle Three Stripes branding covers the mid-panel in the form of perforated holes. Capping the look of the design is a comfortable black rubber sole.