For the first time in 94 years, the best golfers on the men’s European and American teams will meet in the state of Wisconsin for one of golf’s most time-honored competitions. Wisconsin’s state slogan is “America’s Dairyland,” earning the designation for being one of the nation’s leading dairy producers. With that in mind, our designers together created a limited-edition Stan Smith Golf that pays tribute to the animals responsible for Wisconsin’s distinctive title: the cows.
This time around, we didn’t look to names like Johnson or Garcia for inspiration. Instead, we looked to names like Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Holstein – just some of the famous breeds that have been awarded the sought-after title of “Wisconsin’s Cow of the Year.”
The Stan Smith is our classic silhouette that we first brought to golf earlier this year. We’re continuing the tradition with this model, which will feature an all-white upper, a playful spotted cow print on the midsole, and a pop of pink on the outsole. We made special sockliners to continue the spotted-print theme, which include a logo of a fictitious club – “Dairyland Golf Club” – in honor of this historic locale. As with all of our Stan Smith Golf models, the upper is made in part with recycled materials, all part of our mission as a brand to help END PLASTIC WASTE.
“Knowing how anticipated this event would be, we wanted to do something different and unexpected,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “We’ve done a few designs around this competition in the past and thought it would be fun to look at the location as a whole, not just something that focused on the two teams. This idea of America’s Dairyland kept coming back to us, so we decided to have some fun with it.”
Our Stan Smith Golf features our adiwear rubber spikeless outsole with traction inspired by the shoe’s original sole design. We included a die-cut PU sockliner and additional PU cushioning in the midsole to provide golf-specific support in every step. This version is also waterproof (one-year warranty) to help keep feet dry “until the cows come home.”
There are some subtle features we included to make these truly unique, a shoe bag that carries the spotted-print theme with our END PLASTIC WASTE and “Dairyland Golf Club” logos.