It was the first leather basketball shoe. And nearly 50 years later, Superstar still lives up to its hype. The masses took this silhouette from basketball arenas to the streets—and made Superstar an icon.
From its athletic beginnings as a basketball shoe to becoming one of the biggest icons in street culture, the adidas superstar has solidified its spot in urban fashion. With a low-profile silhouette that accompanies different styles with ease, adidas superstars are men’s casual shoes at their finest. What started as the classic white upper with black 3-Stripes accents has evolved into a collection of colorful variations. With triple whites, triple blacks and stripes in every color of the rainbow, men’s Superstar shoes come in a range of options to punctuate your unique style. The famous shell-toe design, leather upper and rubber cupsole make these men’s sneakers durable and comfortable for exploring and creating.
ADIDAS ARCHIVES: SUPERSTAR
When it comes to classic adidas shoes, the Superstar is a standout. The cult classic made its debut in 1969 and gained popularity among NBA players on the court. The herringbone-pattern on the outsole provided excellent traction against the hardwood, and the shell toe gave better protection and durability for intense games. Years later, the adidas Superstar found its off-court home in the underground hip-hop scene, winning over rap legends Run D.M.C. and sparking many fabled creative collaborations. Today, athletes, artists and everyday stars continue to make the shoe their own.