Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG is a basketball-inspired low-top sneaker with a traditional lace closure for an adjustable fit. It boasts a Primeknit upper for an enhanced, sock-like fit that is not only lightweight but also breathable. The tongue, collar, and insoles are all slightly padded for added in-shoe comfort.
Men can choose from US size 4 to 13, half sizes included, in D Medium or Standard width. Women’s sizing, on the other hand, ranges from 5 to 14 in B Medium or Standard width.
Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG Style
The Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG may not be as minimal-looking as the original Superstar from the ‘70s and ‘80s, but it still lives up to its “superstar” heritage. This low-top sneaker checks all the boxes for an old-school shoe with a modern twist, or a one-of-a-kind of a sort. The lightweight and breathable Primeknit upper material replaced the leather from the original Superstar, which sits atop a herringbone-patterned cup sole. Further highlighting this new look is the glow-in-the-dark effect on the heel tab, tongue branding, rubber shell toe, and the full-length sole.
One of the many variations of the classic Adidas Superstar is the Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG, which released in 2016. It may look somehow different from the original Superstar, but it nevertheless retains the DNA and heritage of the iconic shoe especially the signature rubber shell toe. Further, this low-top sneaker features glow-in-the-dark details presented on the upper of the shoe (particularly on the heel tab, tongue, and shell toe) and the entire rubber sole for a striking yet subtle look that truly stands out.
Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG History
The Superstar is indubitably one of the most, if not the best, iconic shoes that Adidas ever produced. Its legacy can be traced back as early as the ‘70s – first as a basketball shoe worn by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then as a hip-hop staple during the ‘80s, thanks to hip-hop trio Run-D.M.C. It gained the names “shell toes” and “shell shoes” because of its standout rubber shell toe feature, which functions for added protection and support.
With almost five decades in production, the Adidas Superstar has already received countless colorways, collaborations, and variations of materials and top-of-the-line technologies throughout the years. One of these is the Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG.
To commemorate the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, Adidas released the Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG (ASG stands for All-Star Game) on February 13, 2016, at a retail price of $130. It was the second pair from the Adidas Glow pack, next to the Tubular X edition.
This contemporary version of the classic shell toe shoe features a breathable, lightweight, and flexible Primeknit upper, leather lining with 3-Stripes on the sides, black and white fused laces, white glow-in-the-dark sole unit, and glow-in-the-dark details on the heel, tongue, and shell toe.