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One of the most anxiously anticipated drops of the summer — or maybe even the entire year — is finally available to shop. Today, Beyoncé’s Ivy Park and adidas launched their new Super Sleek sneaker, the latest addition within their growing creative partnership.
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Widely heralded as the It sneaker of the summer, the Super Sleek “We Stan Summer” is the sportswear brand’s modern spin on the wildly popular adidas Stan Smiths, yet the deep forest green accents aren’t the shoe’s only recognizable element. The Super Sleek also incorporates aspects of the classic Samba, which dramatically and quickly evolved from a strictly indoor soccer shoe to one of the most popular lifestyle sneakers across the world. (Past Ivy Park x adidas iterations, including the Super Super Sleek and the Super Sleek 72, also reference the Samba with a T-toe shape.) The soon-to-be-classic shoe is available in men and women’s sizes and currently retails for $120.
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Featuring an overall neutral colorway in a rainbow of beige and creams, along with the Stan Smith’s celebrated green trim around the base and backstay, the Super Sleek will certainly appeal to a wider audience than just the Beyhive. The Stan Smith’s three stripe design is reimagined as a trio of super subtle lines of stitching, staying within the monochromatic cream palette.
Replacing traditional shoelaces are three solid velcro straps, which are cut in various sizes, moving from shorter straps close to the toe and graduating up to the largest strap at the top of the shoe. Another standout feature is an exaggerated platform, semi-translucent gum sole, which takes up about half of the actual shoe.
The mix of textures is also striking, moving from the gummy base to a silky suede and buttery leather upper. Beyoncé’s Ivy Park logo brandishes the tongue and again in gold lettering above the platform, while adidas branding appears above the midsole striping.
A trio of crew socks in the same cream, white and green colorway are also part of the launch. Two sets feature co-branding via the Ivy Park logo and adidas’ customary three stripes, while the third is a pattern of Ivy Park’s monogram. The three-pack of socks will be available to shop starting June 3 and retail for $35.
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