For those who are interested in getting a pair of Adidas Stan Smith’s, here is a side-by-side comparison showcasing the padded (US) and stitched tongue (UK) versions of the shoe. Admittedly, I personally wasn’t aware there were two versions of the shoe at first. Me and my sister both ordered a pair of Stan Smith’s a while back. She bought hers from Urban Outfitters ($75 USD) and I bought mine from ASOS (brought it down from $120 to $108 AUD using a student discount code from UNiDAYS). Basically I ended up ordering the version with the stitched tongue (as shown on the right in the picture below) and she ended up ordering the version with the padded tongue (as shown on the left in the picture below).
You may already be aware that there are two versions but this post is for the benefit of those who aren’t in the know. Below are some pictures with both versions side by side so you can make your own comparisons and decide which one you fancy.
The Stan Smith logo on the back of the shoe with the padded tongue (left) is of a darker, richer green and the material isn’t of the same quality as the shoe with the stitched tongue (leather)