A Grand Slam for the Super Smash
Introducing the Super Smash - the first in a four-part series exploring the new Retro Sneakers collection.
There is a particularly vintage charm to the Super Smash series, and not just because the style was introduced in 1965. Bally’s popular plimsoll, the Super Smash is the oldest of the Retro Sneakers, now spanning across a series of different styles, including the replicas of the original low-tops, retaining their original, dual-coloured logo patch to the sides.
Despite the nostalgic nature of the shoe, the Super Smash has been brought into 2018 with a vulcanised rubber sole, as well as fresh details to keep them firmly on your style radar – embroidered patches across the women’s Sofhia high-top inject the shoe with an eye-catching twist, whilst the men’s Smitt in plain calf leather in black or white add a “fresh new kicks” appeal. The women’s Saffira low-top mimics this breath of fresh air with metallic accents, whilst the men’s Stefhan high-tops retain the stylish bravado of the low-tops. But fret not – the original canvas style remains as timeless as ever, reinvigorating your wardrobe and adding a hint of ‘60s tennis star style to your day, one that won’t matter whether your backhand swing is quite up to scratch or not.
One year after the Super Smash was introduced, in 1966, Billie Jean King won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Though she didn’t wear Bally, from there, a long history of wins followed, including her win in 1973’s Battle of the Sexes against Bobby Riggs – further proof that, just like King, Bally’s tennis plimsoll can truly change the game when it comes to style, and withstand the test of time.