According to Strategist associate editor Louis Cheslaw, chunky sneakers are out. “It’s a slim, low-to-the-ground summer,” he says. It may be a good moment to reconsider Adidas’s Stan Smiths. Named Shoe of the Year by Footwear News in 2014, the sneakers, which first debuted in 1965, are a classic for a reason: timeless, versatile, minimalist-adjacent but still with a personality. (They’re also Jonathan Adler’s go-to. “I have a closet groaning, groaning, with couture footwear,” he says, and his Stan Smiths are “the shoe I reach for every day.”) Today, they’re 30 percent off at Nordstrom in three colors — white, navy, and the classic green — and ship for free.
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