The (Skateboarding) Legend of Stan Smith

Inflatable jungle gyms, action images from Sochi stitched together and predictions for the next big art cities in this week's look at the web

When Adidas dropped the Stan Smith reissues earlier this year, sneaker heads weren’t the only ones who took notice; the original tennis shoes inspired a sense of nostalgia in many circles. This week marked the launch of the specially designed skateboarding version of the shoe, featuring a video of Smith himself (along the Adidas skate team) outlining the tall tale of the tennis legend’s impact on skateboarding. The video’s authentic feel might dupe some unsuspecting viewers—we’re fairly certain the two-time Grand Slam champ didn’t invent the 360 flip—but if skate savant Mark Gonzales is involved, we’re happy to play along.