Adidas Proves The Simpsons Are More Relevant Than Ever

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At the tail end of the 1980s, The Simpsons stormed onto the scene. At the time, the television series was subversive and edgy, drawing the ire of President George H.W. Bush.

As the decades have passed, our favorite yellow family has become an integral part of our pop culture connective tissue. The Simpsons get plenty of attention for their longevity, memes, and predictions. But the animated comedy holds a special place in sneaker history.

The show has come a long way since the early 1990s rage of Bartmania, fueled by counterfeit merchandise. The Simpsons have collaborated with multiple sneaker brands, including Nike, Converse, and VANS.

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A detailed look at adidas Stan Smith shoes.

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However, no brand is more closely tied to the show than adidas. The two partners have worked together on several releases in recent years, and there appears to be another on the way.

The adidas Stan Smith is getting a 'Homer Simpson' colorway. The colorway pays homage to the hilarious scene-turned-meme where Homer fades into his neighbor Ned Flanders's bushes in the Season 5 episode "Homer Loves Flanders."

The highly-anticipated lifestyle shoes are rumored to release in August for $90 in adult sizes. Stick with Men's Journal for more updates on this exciting release and all of your footwear news.

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