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The same standard fit as its originator is delivered by the Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe. This women’s shoe is offered in sizes from 4 US to size 12 US including half sizes. The low-top silhouette is also available in medium width.

A classic design given a touch of shine, the Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe adds more attraction to the iconic Superstar silhouette. The Adidas Superstar sneaker has longtime experience in the fashion industry, proving how timeless is its appeal.

With the glossy shell toe iteration given to the shoe in an exclusive for women release, the Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe adds more spice to a woman’s street-inspired style. The low-top sneaker’s ability to complement various ensembles keeps it to stay relevant up to this day as it blends in effortlessly with the stylish trend.

Displayed in this shoe’s name itself, the Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe got its iconic shell toe element in a glossy design. The iteration gave the classic shoe its own identity that differentiates it from its predecessors. The upper of this low-top sneaker is built with the full-grain leather material, and a rubber sole finishes up the whole design.

First introduced in the year 1969, the Adidas Superstar was a low-top modification of the Pro-Model basketball shoe. It was the first shoe to feature a rubber shell-toe and an all-leather upper structure. The unique component of this silhouette has earned it some nicknames such as the “shell toe,” “shell shoes,” and “shell tops.”

The Superstar gained massive popularity during the 1980’s, especially among the hip-hop culture. The most well-known to have been big fans of the shell-toe was the hip-hop trio, Run D.M.C., in which they wore a pair of the Superstar in every public appearance. The hip-hop trio wore the shoe laceless and pushed its tongue out. With their devotion to the silhouette, they landed an endorsement deal with the brand after their Madison Square Garden concert that made history. Forty thousand people in their audience held up their Adidas up in the air as they have requested.

Decades later, the Adidas Superstar continues to influence many with its iconic style and rich heritage. Iterations were done to the silhouette from colorways to materials used for its structure. The Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe is women’s exclusive sneaker which retains the whole built of the classic sneaker but displaying a glossy shell toe.

  • The Adidas Superstar Glossy Toe may be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The shoe may only be in available in limited sizes in some retailers.
  • The “Superstar” callout can be seen on the side of the sneaker.
  • Perforated detailing can be observed on the shoe along the 3-Stripes Adidas signature branding.
  • The Adidas Trefoil branding on the tongue and heel.


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