Adidas and Stella McCartney unveil Vegan Stan Smith trainers. British fashion designer, Stella McCartney has teamed up with adidas for a collaboration with a twist.
Stella and the German sportswear company have just unveiled their new version of the Stan Smith trainer that is 100% vegan. Taking to her social media account on Thursday 21st November, Stella unveiled her new collaboration with Adidas on Instagram.
Her post caption read “They’re colourful, they’re iconic and they are 100% vegan,” In a recent interview with leading fashion bible, Vogue, Stella explained how the idea for Vegan Stan Smith trainers came about.
Stella’s trainer is 100% Vegan
She told Vogue, “A few years ago my husband (Alasdhair Willis) commissioned Adidas to make me a special pair of vegetarian Stan Smiths for my birthday as he knew how much I love the iconic trainer,”
“It got me thinking… so every time I saw the Adidas team, I’d say, ‘why can’t you make all your Stan Smiths veggie?’ It took a lot of convincing, and then finally we collaborated on the first pair of vegan Stan Smiths last year.”
Stella’s first vegan Stan Smith pair of trainers will drop on the 2nd December 2019. Their design is similar to that of the original Stan Smith’s but include some bright and fun detailing.
Her vegan shoe features black and white stripes that include rainbow styled colourful laces which are interchangeable with the classic white ones.
McCartney said, “The Stella Stan Smith is unisex as it was important that the theme was inclusive and for everyone.” This isn’t Stella’s first partnership with Adidas. In the past she has worked with the German company on Stan Smith designs ventures.
The talented 48 year old designer sees sustainability as an intricate part of her fashion designs. She is really excited in creating an eco-friendly version of such a beloved silhouette.
She is daughter of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney
She informed Vogue readers “I think many people don’t really care or can’t tell the difference between the real leather and faux leather pair,”
“It just makes me think how many animals’ lives could be saved if Stan Smith and Adidas would change from real leather to vegetarian leather, and use non-animal-based glues like we use.”
Adidas and Stella McCartney unveil Vegan Stan Smith trainers