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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A good deal of buyers confirmed that this shoe was made of quality leather.
  • Nearly all were captivated with this iteration’s unique look as well as clean and minimalist style.
  • The Adidas Superstar 80s Clean was released in various colorways, neutral tones and bright hues included. Some added that the vibrant-colored models really stood out.
  • This sneaker looked better in person than online, several disclosed.
  • Sold at a rate ranging from affordable to slightly expensive, satisfied purchasers thought the product was worth its price.
  • Many describe the shoe as comfortable.
  • Others thought this sneaker was easy to clean.
  • Some colorways are sold at a discounted rate by several retailers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The actual shoe’s color was different from what was advertised online. A few said that the orange lining in the clay brown edition looked brighter in person. The crystal white version, on the other hand, looked more gray than white.
  • The Superstar 80s Clean fits a bit narrow, not many noticed.
  • Less than a handful said the shoe’s size runs smaller than their usual choice.
  • A few who opted to personalize their sneaker revealed that they were unhappy with the stitching.

Bottom line

Over 45 years have passed, yet the Superstar still maintains its iconic status and its prominence in the market. Its success lies in the brand’s unwavering pursuit of perfection. Keen to their consumer's needs and quick to respond to their demands, Adidas ensures that their fans' high expectations are met each time.

Among the many Superstar versions that have been introduced for the past years, the recent Adidas Superstar 80s Clean seems to stand out for its unique and minimalist design. Issues on the colorway, however, arose. Nonetheless, fans who have seen it in person and felt it on foot have proven it was worth every penny.



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Adidas Superstar 80s Clean History

The Superstar, for years, has held up to its name. Considered as a big shot and an icon in the world of sneakers, modern-day sneaker culture would not be complete without its presence and its influence.

Making a debut in the year 1969, this now lifestyle sneaker initially caught the attention of NBA players. Crafted with an all-leather upper, durable rubber shell toe and a non-marking outsole, this hoop shoe was b-ball players’ go-to trainer. Urban kids, however, also took an interest, attracted with its clean, simple yet stylish aesthetics.

Among those who fell in love with its look is a distinguished 1980’s hip-hop group popularly known as Run DMC. The then basketball shoe suddenly turned into a street fashion trend, all thanks to this trio’s song entitled “My Adidas”.

With this said, the 1980’s was truly a momentous decade for the brand as their creations, the Superstar included, became a must-have worldwide. In the year 2009, after nearly 30 years, Adidas saw it fit to celebrate the period by releasing the “Adidas 80’s Pack”. The pack included the Superstar, re-released in the same colorway and material as the original.  

Over the years, we have seen this classic silhouette morph. Among the most interesting versions that was put on the market was the Adidas Superstar 80s Clean.

Launched in 2012, this iteration was stripped of the brand’s famous “three-stripe” logo. Adidas, however, took things further when they again reinvented this rendition in February 2015. Not only did the brand ditch the three stripes, they also decided to remove the eyestay overlays, the tongue logo and the heel patch. A small Adidas branding, however, was added on the heel.

Adidas Superstar 80s Clean Style

Clean yet fashion-forward, this shell top is capable of kicking your style up a notch fuss-free. Available in neutral and vibrant, monochromatic tones, this versatile llifestyle sneaker goes well with different kinds of sporty and casual clothing, including jeans, tracksuit bottoms and shorts.

Fit & Sizing

Basketball shoe-inspired, expect the Adidas Superstar 80s Clean, with an upper crafted with all-suede or all-Horween leather, to provide sufficient support. The shoe, however, offers minimal toe space. Made for all genders, men’s sizes range from 4-14 while women’s sizes range from 5-13. It commonly fits true to size.

Notable Features

The Superstar, in its purest form, captivates sneakerheads with its unadorned silhouette. Stripped off of needless branding and overlays, the Adidas Superstar 80s Clean, as the name suggests, is indeed clean as a whistle. In spite of its crisp look, the shoe is still recognized for its shell-toe cap, cupsole and a hint of branding on the heel.

Additional Info

  • Keep your feet dry and odor-free with the help of the OrthoLite® sockliner.
  • Rubber cupsole with herringbone pattern offers reliable grip and traction on various surfaces.
  • For added comfort, the shoe is lined with soft leather or synthetic.
  • A customizable version called the MI Superstar 80’s is also available. For an uptick in the price, Adidas fans can choose the material and color of the upper as well as the heel patch. They also have a say on the color of the toe cap, tongue logo, laces, outsole, lining and heel logo. To top it off, laser etching can also be added.