Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold looks beautiful with its incredible color combination according to numerous reviews.
  • Its uncontested comfort has pleased a lot of users.
  • Several consumers praise the materials used in its construction which are of high-quality.
  • The jute rope, according to some, gives a sense of uniqueness to the overall image of the sneaker.
  • A couple of buyers love the off-white coloring of the toe cap and the sole.
  • The low-top sneaker is super versatile and blends well with almost any article of clothing, as testified by many wearers.
  • A handful of women have exclaimed that it was the perfect summer sneaker.
  • One customer says that the Adidas Superstar 80s New Bold has a more comfortable tip compared to other Superstar iterations.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Less than a handful of purchasers dislike the sneakers' relatively heavy form.
  • Few buyers state that the sneaker was a bit expensive for their taste.
  • At least one user find it difficult to clean its soles.
  • The sole was stiffer than other Adidas Superstar models, according to very few customers.

Bottom line

Straight from the ’80s archives, the Superstar from Adidas find its newfound love for summer and incorporated its jute rope detailing around its perimeter. The Superstar 80s New Bold grabs the iconic silhouette by its horns and gives it a more casual makeover built to cater the feet of women.

Its uncontested comfort still remains unhindered throughout the years coupled with a beautiful tonal tint that blends well with almost any kind of apparel. With the Superstar 80s New Bold, Adidas further solidifies the classic silhouette. 

Facts

Base model: Adidas Superstar
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Superstar
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 35 special editions
Size
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Rankings

A top 6% best sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
It has never been more popular than this April

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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