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Court Watch: Inside the White Sneaker Boom

Stan Smith and K-Swiss are among the brands leading the charge.

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Phoebe Philo in Stan Smiths.

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The Court Stars
Early adopters who have helped push this trend to the forefront of fashion.

Phoebe Philo
Designer, Céline

One of fashion’s most influential names, Philo has worn Stan Smiths frequently for her runway bows. The idea of elevating humble sneakers with chic minimalist tailoring started with her.

Kanye West
Hip-hop artist

Something of a fashion (and sneaker) connoisseur, West wears largely black or white classic courts these days. His new deal with Adidas could showcase his own take
on the style.

Marc Jacobs
Designer, Marc Jacobs

The king of making the uncool suddenly desirable, sneaker lover Jacobs has worn Stan Smiths since the mid-1990s.

Camille Charriére
Blogger, Camille Over the Rainbow

This of-the-moment style blogger has devoted significant Web space to her sneaker habit, which was sparked by sourcing Stan Smiths on eBay.

Taylor Tomasi Hill
Fashion consultant &freelance contributing editor

One of the most photographed people at fashion weeks, this street-style plate recently has traded her loud trainers and towering heels for sleek Saint Laurent high-tops.

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