The Stan Smith Boost: A Lowkey Hit

As a rule of thumb, we’re pretty iffy on updated versions of classic shoes. Like we’ve mentioned before, sometimes the combination of old and new just flat-out works, and other times it looks garish and clashes terribly. There’s not a lot of middle ground as far as we’re concerned … it’s either pretty good or pretty bad. Thankfully the Stan Smith Boost falls into the former category and not the latter.

The Boost replaces the classic rubber midsole perfectly, and is not really all that noticeable unless you’re looking directly at it. That’s how updated classics should be: all the subtle detail of the original with just a little bit of modern flair for cultural purposes. You won’t notice the Boost midsole unless you’re looking for it … but you will notice and appreciate the new-age comfort.

Plus, the new coral colorway pictured at the top of the article is a heater, hands-down. It’s light, fresh, and perfect for summer. This is one of those rare shoes that comes around every so often and is a sleeper hit. It may not be the most talked about, most expensive, or most hyped shoe … but it’s extremely clean and wearable, and those who do cop it will love it to death.

You just might want to add it to your summer rotation … we have a feeling that you’ll be extremely glad you did.


What do you think of the new Stan Smith Boost? Do you like the coral colorway? How do you feel about the subtle Boost midsole? What kind of fit would you rock with these jawns? Hit us up and let us know in the comments or on Twitter, check our Facebook page for daily updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.


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