50 YEARS OF SUPERSTAR
Superstar hit the courts in the '70s as the first-ever low-top leather basketball shoe. 50 years on, it's one of the most influential of all time—and its legacy won't stop there.
The distinctive shell toe and smooth cowhide leather upper set Superstar apart from traditional canvas basketball shoes. The sneaker made its mark on athletes and artists alike.
It started on the court and spread to the the streets, the stage, the skatepark—and everywhere in between. By the '90s, Superstar was the go-to sneaker for Creators in every field.
Shaped by culture into a bonafide icon, Superstar has earned its place at the top by changing the game for 50 years. It’s the uniform of Creators who are ahead of their time.
Arguably the most recognisable of any adidas shoe, the Superstar has been a mainstay of street fashion for generations. These iconic shell toe kicks cut a distinguished silhouette and enjoy a unique basketball heritage. Show that you’re down with street culture in a pair of these comfortable and stylish classic trainers.
An iconic role in the NBA
First appearing on the basketball court in the late 1960s, the adidas Superstar was an impressive figure. Worn by NBA royalty such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Jerry West, the low-top shoes became popular throughout the league and were applauded for their durability and protection. Holding on to the toughness that made them a widespread hit in professional hoops, the modern Superstar models provide great stability and cushioning. The renowned rubber shell toe featured at the front of the shoe was once celebrated for its practicality on the court – nowadays, it strikes a distinct street fashion look.
Making a fashion statement on the street
The adidas Superstar transitioned from the hardwood to the asphalt during the 1980s as the kicks became a staple of hip-hop culture. Lauded for their sleek design, everyone was fighting to get their hands on a pair. When legendary group Run-D.M.C. started to flaunt the iconic trainers on a regular basis, their popularity exploded and they became the hottest shoes on the market. A timeless classic that has been firmly cemented in street culture history, the Superstar looks set to remain a key figure in urban fashion for some time to come. The recognisable 3-Stripes and distinctive heel patch hold a tasteful reminder of the past, while the full grain leather upper ensures ultimate performance for the future. A historic sneaker that has grown to be much more than just a sleek design, the adidas Superstar line now boasts accessories and cribs products to complete your look.