adidas Superstar shoes made their debut on the basketball court and have been an icon ever since. 50 years later, Superstar sneakers still have their most iconic details like the shell toe and leather upper. Keep your Superstar sneakers clean with these tips.
50 YEARS OF SUPERSTAR
Superstar hit the courts in the '70s as the first-ever low-top leather basketball shoe. 50 years later, 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 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.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR
With its 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 its game-ready details like a protective shell toe and coated leather upper. Known as the Superstar II, the modern adidas Superstar rocks true-to-the-original details like a herringbone cupsole, zigzag 3-Stripes edging and that signature shell-toe while beefing up the padding for a more cushioned ride.
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 creative collaborations. Today, athletes, artists and everyday stars continue to make the shoe their own.
MORE SUPERSTAR DETAILS
Timeless as ever, the adidas Superstar II maintains its original vibe in coated leather and classic rounded shell-toe. While the silhouette lends itself well to new collaborations, colorways and technologies, the simple Superstar will always be the fan favorite.