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Designed as a women’s sneaker, the Adidas Superstar Pure is a low-top shoe with a lace-up closure, allowing you to tie down and adjust your shoe in a comfortable fit. Available in women’s sizing and men may grab a pair by adding at least 1.5 to accommodate their foot size.

A timeless appeal from its origins that never fails to lose its spot in the street style category with its versatility and modish design, the Adidas Superstar Pure keeps you stay comfortably in style. Its clean new look takes it up a notch, keeping things chic yet staying casual.

                 How to wear the Adidas Superstar Pure

As a versatile silhouette, the Adidas Superstar Pure can be worn with a wide variety of outfit choices. Add some edge to your dress and finish up your look with a pair of this sneaker and some sexy leather jacket. Be fun and casual with a t-shirt and cropped skinny jeans combo. You can also have a touch of some bohemian style with a boho dress and a pair of this Adidas Superstar Pure.

Ditching the traditional leather stripes on its side, the Adidas Superstar Pure flaunts a smooth, clean, and lesser seams premium, full-grain leather upper, thus, living up to its name, “Pure.” Despite the slight yet noticeable iterations made for this model, the Superstar’s classic look is still intact in this silhouette, and of course, with its iconic shell toe.

For the Adidas Superstar Pure “London,” the sides display perforated lines that serve as the traditional Three Stripes branding on the sides.

Firstly introduced in 1969 by the Three-Stripes brand and originally a basketball shoe, the Adidas Superstar and it was the low-top version of the Pro Model silhouette. The shoe then managed to acquire massive popularity and it has been considered as one of the top influential sneakers in the sneaker culture of today. 

Because of its remarkable rubber shell toe piece, the sneaker is most times nicknamed as the “shell tops,” “shell toes,” or “shell shoes.” When it was first released, the shell toe and its leather upper were quite unusual elements for a basketball shoe. But despite its design and technical unfamiliarity, the silhouette made a big influence on basketball shoes which led it to become one of the reasons behind the Trefoil brand’s global recognition.

Over the years since its inception, the Superstar silhouette became a staple in the footwear industry and that helped it to naturally slide its way into the sneaker scene and on the streets, it built quite a reputation. As one of the highly recognized sneaker classics, the Adidas Superstar has undergone multiple iterations whether on its material or on its design as a whole but always retaining its classic look.

The Adidas Superstar Pure is one of the modern versions of the Adidas Superstar. Introduced in 2019, during the 50th year of the Superstar, this women’s shoe displays a minimalist all-leather look. The upper is stripped from the traditional Three Stripes on the sides and showcases an almost seamless appearance. It comes in an all-white colorway and a black one with a contrasting white sole with both colorways finished off with a gold “Superstar” callout on the heel.

An iteration was given to this model and was released in February 2020, the limited-edition Adidas Superstar Pure “London.” This version flaunts a notable clean upper in a white colorway with a contrasting black heel patch with the Adidas Trefoil branding on it. On its rear-quarter is the “London” in a small rectangle and the “Superstar” callout in metallic black.

  • The Adidas Superstar Pure “London” was released on the 1st of February, 2020. 
  • It is built with a molded sockliner and leather lining.
  • The sneaker sports a rubber outsole.


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