It’s incredibly difficult for an article of clothing to become timeless. Trends fade and designers tinker feverishly, making any semblance of staying power insanely challenging to achieve. That’s why you need to respect a sneaker like the Stan Smith. When adidas first introduced the tennis sneaker in the early 1970s, there’s no way the people at the three stripes brand could have foreseen the life it would take on. Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe is an ode to one of the most iconic sneakers ever created. The book charts the five decades of the shoe’s existence, sharing insights from designers, fans, and even Stan Smith himself. Long-forgotten advertisements, photos of exclusive colorways, and more fill the 336-page book, which is available for purchase now for any sneakerhead in search of a history lesson.