With roots in both hoops and hip-hop, the adidas Superstar can’t help but live up to its name. Designed for ball above all else, the icon retains game-ready details like a protective shell toe and coated leather upper. Modern Superstar shoes rock true-to-the-original details like a herringbone cupsole, zigzag 3-Stripes edging and that signature toe while beefing up the padding for a more cushioned ride. Another fresh take on the silhouette includes the Superstar RT, giving the icon a skateboarding spin.
ADIDAS ARCHIVE: SUPERSTAR
The history of the adidas Superstar starts as much on the court as on the streets of New York. First adopted after the 1969 NBA championships, the name Superstar felt fitting, and it stuck. Years later, the adidas Originals 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.