Size and fit

The low-top Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold sneaker is available for women. It maintains the same lace-up enclosure of its predecessor models along with a lightly padded collar. Being a low-top, it lets the ankles have unrestricted mobility.

Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold Style

The low top sneaker mixes the look of a delicate espadrille shoe with the touch of contemporary tooling. Women are free to sport dresses, sundresses, leggings, jeggings, denim, and many more. Going for a full Adidas look would require track pants and suits, but unfortunately, the sneaker lacks the contrasting color on its Three Stripes.

Notable Features

Tonal colors are employed on the sneaker’s upper that goes along the off-white pigment of the toe cap and the sole. The more detectable difference between this model and other Superstars is the jute rope detail running along the perimeter of the shoe.

Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold History

From the hard court to concert stages, the Adidas Superstar had become one of the pinnacle iterations that were ever invented by man or, technically speaking, a sportswear brand. Its basketball character was buried deeply by insurmountable fame created by an unconditional love coming from a 80s rap group. These phenomena were all incidental for the anabolic catharsis of its suppressed stardom hidden within its three-striped walls and functional shell toes.

It all started way back in 1969 when basketball was at a rise and performance was the basis of prevalent footwear on all cylinders of the sport. Adidas devised a low top shoe emblazoning their coveted three-stripe paneling while introducing another feature destined to traverse the surface of the hardwood. They dubbed it as the Superstar which was eventually worn by a pro himself called Mr. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the early parts of the 70s.

The Superstar did not stay loyal to his Abdul-Jabbar’s feet and gradually scattered its grace into the NBA pantheon with almost 75% of all hoop athletes sporting a pair. Even iconic players in the guard position like Pistol Pete Maravich and Jerry West have worn the low top flawlessly. The Superstar had been around for a decade, and there was no sign of stopping its brute fashion force.

The most incandescent scenario that put the Superstar into sneaker history books would probably be that thing with Run DMC. The paradigmatic rap group commanded their audience to raise their Superstars up high at a concert in Madison Square Garden. Never was any other sneaker cherished like it and Adidas gained a million points from that thus leading to Run DMC’s contract signing with the German brand.

The Superstar did not hinder despite the changing platforms of style throughout the decades. It has been continuously revamped into different materials and colorways just to appeal to the public’s irrational hunger for fashion. Additional material appendages were even introduced harming the classical look. An example of this is the Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold which straps a jute rope element around its perimeter resembling an espadrille.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker utilizes a durable rubber outsole for long-lasting protection against wear.
  • The traditional Superstar features remain intact like the shell toe cap, debossed log on the heel patch, Trefoil logo on the tongue, and the Three Stripes.
  • Leather and rubber are used for the upper’s construction.
  • Popular colorways include the Cloud White/Off-White and Core Black/Off White.
  • The footbed is composed of an OrthoLite® material.


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