Lauren's Felt Stan Smiths

Another white pair for the collection.
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Another white pair for the collection.
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I am by no means what you would call a sneakerhead, but I marked the date Pharrell's latest Adidas collab hit stores after seeing his felt-textured take on Adidas's recently repopularized Stan Smith sneaker. The Stan Smith is a great casual shoe -- lightweight, sleek, comfortable -- but I've grown rather tired of the traditional green logo on the heel. Stenciled in yellow on the pull tab and with three stripes on the back, it looks fresh again.

A word to the wise: Felt gets dirty easily, and an Adidas spokesperson tells me the shoe has not been coated with any sort of protectant. So if you do decide to pick up a pair, be sure to spray it with a waterproofing spray -- Kiwi makes a good one -- and read our guide on keeping white sneakers pristinely white.

Pharrell Williams Stan Smith Tennis Shoes, $120, available at Adidas.

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