Most of the time it sucks to have the same name as a famous person. ESPN showed us all what it’s like to be Michael Jordan when you aren’t actually His Airness. And being named Ronald McDonald can lead to starring in Taco Bell ads. But sometimes it pays off.
The main character on American Dad is named Stan Smith. Seth MacFarlane’s animated sitcom, whose 11th season starts on October 20 on TBS, began in 2005. That is 33 years after another Stan Smith, the famous tennis player, won his final grand slam tournament at Wimbledon in 1972. Both Stan Smiths have done pretty well for themselves individually. Now they are coming together for a sneaker collaboration. Adidas is releasing a limited edition of the iconic Stan Smith tennis shoe for the American Dad character. The Stan Smith x Stan Smith shoes have the CIA agent’s face on the tongue instead of the tennis player’s and the sockliners feature a picture of the animated character in tennis whites with an American flag behind him.
The Adidas Stan Smith x Stan Smith will release on October 18 at Adidas Originals stores and adidas.com/originals for $140.