Style Files: adidas Superstar

Style Files: adidas Superstar

Originally designed and released as a low-top basketball shoe, the Superstar from adidas has been an instant success for decades. With catchy nicknames like the "shell toe", "shell shoes" and "shell tops" after the rubber toe piece that appeared on all models, it was no wonder the shoe became an instant hit. Known as one of the leading influencers in sneaker culture, the Superstar takes after its name and proves again and again that it won't be beaten.

Already a powerful shoe in professional basketball, the silhouette reached new heights when it was adopted by the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. who were Wearing them onstage and off and rarely spotted without a pair. Eventually, Run-D.M.C. signed a major contract with adidas, the first of its kind between a music group and a corporation of that size.

With a solid leather construction, rubber shell toe and non-marking outsole, it is no wonder people turn to the Superstar time and time again. Never ageing, always classic and looks that increase with wear, this shoe stands to be an unbreakable force in the streetwear game for many years to come.


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