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.
Adidas Superstar Bold Platform History
The Adidas Superstar is the German footwear brand’s bestselling shoe of all time. This former basketball shoe has successfully transitioned over the years from the hard court to the streets of Harlem to the hip-hop clubs and recently in the fashion circles of Hollywood.
Looking back, the low top basketball shoe was a fixture in the NCAA and the NBA when it was first released in 1969. Among the first basketball shoes that feature an all-leather upper, the most significant image that can be recalled of the design is its shell toe.
Soon the likes of NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many other NBA players have worn the Superstar during their games. At one point, some 75 percent of NBA players have worn the shoe. But as soon as other modern basketball shoe designs penetrated the market, the Superstar’s days in the hardcourt have already shifted to a whole new audience.
It is on the street basketball courts in the US that the Superstar made a lasting impact. This is also the time when the shoes have influenced many of the hip-hop artists including hip-hop legends Run D.M.C. The band had made the Superstar their official footwear in concerts by wearing them without laces and at times with the tongues pushed out. The group also made a song and entitled it “My Adidas” as a tribute to their favorite sneaker.
But it wasn’t until an employee of Adidas attended the trio’s concert that the company learned of the brand’s popularity in the hip-hop scene. The Superstar earned a lot of promotions from the rap group as they brought out the shoes in every stop of their tour across the United States.
It was only around 1986 that Adidas finally signed an endorsement deal with Run D.M.C. It was also the first time in history that a hip-hop group gained an advertising contract from a major corporation. Cruising through the 1980s up to the 1990s, the Superstar became popular as a youth fashion statement.
Some 45 years later, the Adidas Superstar has evolved into many new designs with splashes of colors, various synthetic and natural materials, and design tweaks to make it presentable and relatable to the modern sneakerhead. At some point, the Superstar had celebrity endorsements, collaborations with shoe designers and retailers, and major makeovers that made the distinctive shell-toe design become popular than ever.
In mid-2017, Adidas introduced a modern reiteration of the iconic shoe with the Adidas Superstar Bold Platform as its main offering for women. The elevated platform tweaked the overall look of the shoe making it modern and sleek for the fashion-centric woman.
Adidas Superstar Bold Platform Style
The Adidas Superstar Bold Platform has kept the interest on the classic sneaker going. Inspired by the bold 90s style, the platform shoes boost confidence and elevate the already stylish shoes to address the needs of women wearers. The thick midsole of the Adidas Superstar Bold Platform has remained comfortable and cushioned while its shape has been contoured at the back. In terms of colorways, the sneaker comes in Black, White, Light Grey, and Rose.
Fit & Sizing
In terms of fit and sizing the Adidas Superstar Bold Platform generally runs true to size. It is available in women’s sizes in medium-B width. Sizes for the platform sneaker range from US size 3.5 to 11.
The highlight of the entire Adidas Superstar Bold Platform shoes is its elevated platform sole. The platform sole is more than an inch thick with its soft and bouncy feel further boosting the comfort levels of the iconic sneaker. Also retained in the shoe is the full leather upper with the rubber shell toe that has been a trademark of this popular classic.
- Soft leather lining in the interior gives the sneaker a luxurious in-shoe feel.
- Metallic gold accents on the branding details at the tongue, heel back and side panels give it a premium look.
- Platform outsole has a herringbone pattern on the cupsole for superior grip and traction.
- Shoes have Ortholite removable insole for additional cushioning and comfort.
- Spotted wearing Adidas Superstar Bold Platform were Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Sophia Richie, Jourdan Dunn, and Vanessa Hudgens.