Barack Obama just wore $80 sneakers and they already have a huge cult following

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Barack Obama wears Adidas Stan Smith sneakers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)
Barack Obama wears Adidas Stan Smith sneakers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)

Barack Obama is en route to becoming the fashion icon of dads and streetwear aficionados alike. Starting with the infamous and highly criticized tan suit during his presidency, to his post-presidency leather jacket look while hanging with Drake and his bomber jacket emblazoned with “44,” it seems now that every time the former POTUS steps out in a casual outfit, the internet explodes. His latest look is no exception.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama appear in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)
Michelle Obama and Barack Obama appear in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)

As Barack and Michelle Obama appeared in Kuala Lumpur at an event for the Obama Foundation, he sported a decidedly cool look: French cuffed chinos with exposed ankles, a fitted polo shirt à la Richie Tenenbaum, and classic Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.

Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, men’s, $80, zappos.com
Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, women’s, $80, zappos.com

We’ll go out on a limb and say that the Stan Smiths are the hero of this outfit — the wrong shoe would have sent this look into a nerdy tailspin, but this trendy and classic sneaker pulls it all together in a street style-worthy package.

Adidas Originals Stan Smith (Credit: Zappos)
Adidas Originals Stan Smith (Credit: Zappos)

Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, men’s, $80, zappos.com
Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, women’s, $80, zappos.com

Stan Smiths have been a staple since the days of yore — they first hit the market in 1965 (and have hardly changed since), but in recent years they’ve been embraced by a more sartorially-savvy community.

Enter Barack Obama. This look is casual and wearable enough that anybody can pull it off, but the sneakers upgrade it from “basic” to undeniably cool.

Barack Obama wears Adidas Stan Smith sneakers at an event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)
Barack Obama wears Adidas Stan Smith sneakers at an event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Credit: Getty Images)

Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, men’s, $80, zappos.com
Shop it: Adidas Originals Stan Smith, women’s, $80, zappos.com

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