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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
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Adidas Superstar Adicolor History
The Adidas Superstar has been in the sneaker market for more than 45 years, but its popularity has never dipped. Creative minds at Adidas always find a way to reinvent the iconic silhouette into something the people want.
First introduced in 1969 as a basketball shoe, the first patrons of the Adidas Superstar were varsity players from the NCAA. Soon, the sleek shell toe shoe was also adopted by the NBA with most of their players donning the shoe including legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The popular shoe known for its clamshell toe at the forefront, durable rubber sole, and full leather material have cruised the 1970s with much fanfare. But when the time came for this basketball shoe to be archived with the appearance of modern basketball shoes, the Superstar slowly gained a new following in the hip-hop community.
Hip-hop stars Run D.M. C. was instrumental for the renewed interest in the Superstar in the 1980s. Wearing their shoes in their concerts and featuring the pair in their songs, Run D.M.C. gained an endorsement contract from the brand with releases such as the Superstar gaining a limited edition Run D.M.C. pair.
Ever since the success of the Superstar as a lifestyle sneaker, Adidas Originals had several reiterations with the shoe and among them is the Adidas Superstar Adicolor. Coming out first in Red, Blue and White colorways in 2016, the shoe has slowly offered several other colorways for a completely colorful array of shoes to choose.
Adidas Superstar Adicolor Style
The Adidas Superstar bursts into vibrant colors in this modern and colorful reiteration of a popular sneaker. The monochromatic colorways tend to entice sneakerheads to don a pair of this classic sneaker which in the past have only been given a white and black color treatment.
With a variety of colorways to choose from, many fashion-forward wearers can mix and match their shoes with a lot of clothing for a more youthful look. It can also be part of a collection that buyers can pair depending on their mood for the day. The solid colors of red, blue, and white were the first to come out. Then other colors followed that include yellow, orange, and mint stand out whenever one person wears a pair. It can also serve as the highlight of one’s outfit of the day with its premium leather upper with perforations for a cool and comfortable stride.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Superstar Adicolor runs true to size and has a medium D or B width for men and women, respectively. A flat traditional lace-up also secures the foot into the shoe. Shoe size ranges from US size 7 to 14 for men and US size 4 to 11 for women.
Still featuring a comfortable padded insole, tongue, and collar, the Adidas Superstar Adicolor remains the iconic sneaker that has successfully transitioned as a basketball shoe into a lifestyle sneaker. With its distinctive shell-toe, the most notable feature of this modern reiteration is the monotone color scheme that allows it to be a fashion staple and a collector’s dream. With this customization, the once all-white kicks now have a selection of colorways to choose from to suit a person’s moods and needs.
- Tonal branding in the tongue and heel back with a trefoil logo and three-stripes on the side panel.
- Celebrities spotted wearing the shoe include Pharrell Williams and Gigi Hadid.