As already mentioned by Romantique, Paris is the City of Adidas sneakers. In all of Paris, women as well as men are sporting the “Stan Smith” trainers. I find it fascinating, the global journey which has taken the shoe around the world. Adidas, a German Brand, designed the shoe in 1971 named after the American tennis player Stan Smith. 39 years later Phoebe Philo, a British designer, working for “Céline” (a French label), was wearing the classic white Stan Smith with green detailing in 2010. The retro Adidas sneaker became a global Fashion Girl “thing”. Last week, I enjoyed a sunny afternoon with Romantique at Place des Vosges in Paris, France wearing the Adidas “Stan Smith.”
The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris and one of the finest in the city. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris.