Who should buy the Adidas Superstar

The shell-toed Adidas Superstar is definitely for sneaker fans who are:

  • Into classic designs that never go out of style.
  • Looking for an on-the-go sneaker that can be paired up with a wide assortment of styles.
  • On a hunt for cozy footwear suitable for all-day use.
  • Searching for fashionable sneakers without breaking the bank.

Adidas Superstar shell toe

Who should NOT buy it

If you're looking for kicks that deliver day-one comfort, this sneaker might disappoint you. It needs a break-in period as it feels rigid at first. You can check out its updated version, the Superstar 2, if you prefer sneakers with a shorter break-in period. 

Adidas Superstar heel tab

Adidas Superstar: From hoops to the hip-hop streets

Displaying a style that looks exactly as it is advertised, this kick stays as one of the most popular sneakers in the Adidas catalog. It looks good with any outfit, this shoe is a must-have, especially if you want to add another versatile pair to your collection. It displays a neutral look that can be advantageous when you feel a bit experimental or extra fun by playing with prints, textures, or colors.

Adidas Superstar collar

A true superstar when it comes to comfort

Lots of reviewers commend this shoe for being extremely comfortable when worn. Like most classic basketball sneakers, the Adidas Superstar delivers an ample amount of arch support to keep your feet cozy all day long. Plus, it is lined with soft material to keep the feet protected and cushioned. 

Adidas Superstar lateral view of midsole

... but you have to take a few more strides to enjoy its coziness wholly

Since it feels a bit stiff at first, as remarked by a few buyers, you need to break it in a little bit longer than usual. Also, setting the shoelaces a bit loose might do the trick.

Adidas Superstar laces

We will never get overfamiliar with its timeless style

The Adidas Superstar indeed lives up to its "superstar" name. Consistently holding a spot in the most favorite Adidas classic sneakers of the all-time list, it bears a timeless and clean design in a variety of colorways for both men and women.

Adidas Superstar Three Stripes

You will surely enjoy it longer than expected

Thanks to its durable construction, users can definitely enjoy it longer than expected. It utilizes a top-notch leather upper completed with the famous rubber shell toe cap added with reinforcement on the midfoot. Moreover, the durable rubber outsole exhibits a herringbone pattern for optimum grip and traction.

Adidas Superstar rubber outsole

No need to hurt your budget

It is offered at an affordable price range that sets it a massive plus for numerous purchasers. It is indeed for practical buyers who prioritize style, comfort, and affordability.

Adidas Superstar Trefoil branding

A perfect fit for wide-footed users

 Purchasers love that it has plenty of room in its toe box; thus allowing ample room to wiggle the toes.

Adidas Superstar toe box top view

For some, the update is not always a good idea

A few reviewers are not pleased with the minor design tweaks on the reissued version, like the gold "Superstar" branding and the thinner shoelaces. 

Adidas Superstar lateral view of Three Stripes

Choose from a wide assortment of Superstar variations

After the success of the re-launch of Adidas Stan Smith, the Three Stripes introduced several Superstar variations to the market to cater to a wide array of Superstar fans. Regardless of your preferred fashion trends or generation, there's a Superstar version perfect for you.

Adidas Superstar Adidas branding

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Superstar, Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA, Cup Sole
Season: Spring, Summer

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