Verdict from 7 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers consider the Adidas Superstar FR as remarkably comfortable.
  • The timeless profile of the Superstar added with the fringe boosts this pair’s fashionable appeal, many buyers have said.
  • Several users claim that this kick from Adidas is durable.
  • This women-specific sneaker is highly recommendable, according to several reviewers.
  • Like many Adidas Originals sneakers, many have claimed that the materials used in this sneaker are premium.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers complain that the Adidas Superstar Fringe Kiltie needs a break-in period.
  • The ventilation needs to improve, according to a few users.

Bottom line

The Adidas Superstar FR features a bold and fresh update to the renowned classic Adidas Superstar. This kick flaunts a modern and exciting twist to celebrate the silhouette’s 50th anniversary. It quickly got the nod of the majority for its comfort and durability, that suit people who give practicality a priority. These quirky women’s sneaker is highly recommended for buyers who enjoy old-school sneaker with a modern, fresh spin. 

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Good to know

The low-top Adidas Superstar FR is a sneaker offered exclusively in women’s sizing. It has a regular fit that uses the conventional lacing system concealed under the fringes to provide an adjustable fit to its wearers.

The Fringed Adidas Superstar is in the cloud white/off white/gold metallic colorway. This modernized version kept all the classic details added with the fringe atop the laces. Included in the white sneakers collection, this model has a leather upper with the classic serrated 3-Stripe, iconic rubber shoe-toes, and the golden SUPERSTAR branding on the lateral side. Meanwhile, the added fringe acts as a lace shield, as well as a fashionable update to this classic profile. 

To style this, ladies may pair this fashionable sneaker with almost any laid back attire. Women may don this all-white sneaker with monochromatic tracksuit, ripped denim jeans with oversized hoodies, light-colored shorts with a button-down top.

Adidas Superstar FR displays a quirky look added with an interesting element to the traditional Shell Toe look. The brand added fringe lace flaps over the laces, which is usually found on the boots, and dress shoes. This striking addition adds audacious appeal and luxurious touch, making this a notable pair for many onlookers and buyers. 

Fifty years ago, Adidas unveiled the Superstar as basketball footwear, stirred from another popular iteration - the Adidas Pro Model. During the time it was revealed, the Superstar was considered technically sophisticated shoe for its all-leather upper with the rubber shell toe.

This iteration was seen worn by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which earned Superstar its rightful spot in the footwear limelight. Jabbar was seen wearing the Superstar during his best games, which made several players from the NBA followed suit. 

From the hardcourts to the street fashion, the Superstar gained popularity in the streets in the 80s as it was seen donned by hip-hop artists. One of which is Run DMC, known for their obsession over the Adidas Superstar. This group was seen on multiple occasions wearing their Superstar, which paved the way for an endorsement deal with the Three Stripes.

                 The Resurrection of Adidas Superstar

The Three Stripes has been into relaunching several iconic footwear silhouettes to the modern sneaker world, give made a favorable impact on the entire company. Adidas relaunched the Superstar on the silhouette’s 45th anniversary, under the Adidas Originals line. This move was the brand’s follow up to the relaunching of another equally popular and timeless profile, the Adidas Stan Smith. 

Since then, The Shell Toe sneaker has been considered one of the favorites to be used as a base model in various collaborations. Countless names in fashion, music, and the art world tweaked the Adidas Superstar to create their unique versions. 

For 2020, Adidas went for a shock factor and introduced the Superstar with a drastic new look. The brand equipped the upper with an all-new fringe that shields the traditional laces. This all-white sneaker delivers all the classic vibe but tweaked for a more upscale look. 

  • The rubber outsole used on the Adidas Superstar FR provides reliable traction on several surfaces.
  • This sneaker is in all white hue added with gold Superstar branding found on the lateral midsection.
  • A debossed Trefoil branding is found on the fringe.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com