The legendary Adidas Stan Smith is coming back after being withdrawn from sales for two years. ©Adidas

Adidas has announced that its legendary Stan Smith tennis shoe will be back in stores in 2014. The brand decided to stop the selling the popular retro-styled white and green leather shoe in 2012, giving it a “sabbatical” for a few seasons.

Initially developed in the 1960s for French tennis player Robert Haillet, the iconic footwear was given its Stan Smith moniker in 1971 — he was wearing the design when he won the US Open that year. 

The Stan Smith 2014 comeback edition will be a “top of the range” product, said Adidas, not yet willing to reveal any further details.

The shoe will first be available in limited edition in Adidas Consortium stores in autumn/winter 2013 with pricing expected to be between €100-150 (approximately SGD165-250), and then in other stores in spring/summer 2014 [standard edition for €90 (approximately SGD147). – AFP RELAX NEWS