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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $120
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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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • Other retailers refer to this shoe as the Adidas Superstar 80s PK ASG. The PK means Primeknit, which is the primary material utilized in the shoe's upper, while the ASG stands for All-Star Game.
  • The rubber outsole bears a herringbone pattern for traction, which is similar to that of the original Superstar shoe.
  • Other retailers refer to this shoe as the Adidas Superstar 80s PK ASG. The PK means Primeknit, which is the primary material utilized in the shoe's upper, while the ASG stands for All-Star Game.
  • The rubber outsole bears a herringbone pattern for traction, which is similar to that of the original Superstar shoe.

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