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Not Yeezys- Adidas X Raf Simons Stan Smith

This school year has been an absolute blast.  With plenty of opportunity for growth and a much shorter commute time, I have truly enjoyed working within my community and being closer to home.  

With a change of postal code, and now a teacher of predominately non-sneakerhead based students, the most common kicks-based question I get asked is, “Mr. Zool, do you have Yeezys?”

And when my new students ask me if I rock Yeezys, what they are really intending to ask me is, “Mr. Zool, do you wear Yeezy 350 V2s?”

Oh bless their innocent sneaker souls.  

The short answer is yes; I do partake in the occasional donning of Yeezy footwear. But…

This is the Yeezy footwear that I like and wear.

Yeezy 700- Not a Yeezy?

The long answer though, especially from my students’ perspective, is that I don’t wear Yeezys.

Oh bless their innocent sneaker souls.  

My pair of Adidas Raf Simons X Stan Smith is a shout out to all my new non-sneakerhead students.

It is a casual, yet subtle flex, that flies under the radar in an all black colourway.  It is a particular pair of kicks that says I am a sneakerhead, but don’t want need a pair of Yeezy 350 V2 to reaffirm my sneaker credibility.

Not a Yeezy 350 V2- Adidas Raf Simons X Stan Smith

The Raf Simons X Stan Smith is a premium take on a classic sneaker that almost every mall-based youngster, teenager, young adult, parent, and possibly even grandparent has seen on foot.

Adidas Raf Simons X Stan Smith- Subtle Flex.

The premium leather upper, paired with a bullet riddled R perforation, and waxed laces add just enough flair to a classic pair of kicks to keep all the young Yeezy 350 V2 enthusiasts at bay.

Regarding size, the Adidas Stan Smith fits a bit long. So true to size is recommended for a medium to wide width biped. Perhaps even a half size down for a narrow width biped.

In regards to comfort, the Stan Smith has always personally required a thorough thrashing in order to feel comfortable. The Raf Simons edition is no exception. My pro-tip is to go for a quick jog to expedite the break in progress. Et Voila! Broken in, comfortable, and subtly stylish.

The Adidas Raf Simons X Stan Smith is sicker than your average, but not Yeezy 350 V2 sick enough to create a careless whisper or even a stolen glance from new aspiring sneakerheads.

Stay Solefullylaced,

Kev Zool

Published in Keville


  1. ralph zool ralph zool

    dang these are subtlety awesome.
    big fan of black on black.
    a while back, everyone here had (fake) 350 V2

    • kev zool kev zool

      Raf Simons X Stan Smith are definitely for low key stunting.
      Kind of refreshing in a saturated sneaker market.

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