Size and fit

The Adidas Superstar Adicolor is available in sizes for men and women, respectively. A flat traditional lace-up also secures the foot into the shoe.

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.

Notable Features

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.

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 has 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 from.

Additional Info

  • 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.


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