Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
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Adidas Superstar RT History
The Adidas Superstar was launched in 1969 and was initially designed as a low-top edition of their Pro Model shoe. It was nicknamed as “shell toes,” “shell tops,” and “shell shoes” because it was the first basketball shoe to combine an all-leather upper with a rubber shell toe. It quickly caught the notice of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his fellow professional NBA players. Within a few years, 75% of the pro ballers were wearing the Superstar, which further helped it gain popularity with fans of the game.
The Superstar had the Soft Protect padding and soft leather technology of a previous Adidas model, the Supergrip. It also featured an extra-large heel counter, adjustable arch support, and shell sole which became its main selling points. The rubber toe cap was designed to withstand constant stop-and-go movements and prevent the shoe from quickly breaking down.
The Superstar was already a well-known model by the 1980s but what quickly catapulted it into fame was the trio of RUN-D.M.C, a group of rappers who refused to follow conventional standards by the way they dressed. They often sported head-to-toe Adidas, from sneakers to tracksuits, and helped give the Superstar that cool hip-hop streetwear image.
Adidas debuted the Superstar II in the 90s. It was designed as an updated version of the original and resolved all of the issues the Superstar had, which included the faulty rubber sole that hardened and crumbled over time. Its shape was altered from the original and had extra padding added.
In 1992, Adidas launched its Originals line which is made up of all the classics that people wanted back on the shelves. The Originals line included the Superstar model with a variety of renditions and materials, such as suede and steel-toe versions.
Numerous colorways and editions have been released since then, products of collaborations and remakes of the original Superstar which is now cemented forever as an icon in Adidas footwear history.
Adidas Superstar RT Style
The Adidas Superstar RT is a versatile shoe that can take you from office to play. It has a classic style that would be acceptable in most work environments and yet trendy and hip enough to wear for casual events such as night outs with friends. It can also function as a basketball or skateboarding shoe. The Superstar RT is available in a number of bright and neutral hues which would complement most outfits, from shorts and leggings to slacks and jeans.
Fit & Sizing
This model is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. For women, sizes range from 5 to 15 while men’s sizes range from 4 to 14. Half sizes are also available. The shoe is offered in medium width.
The Superstar RT is available in many colorways to satisfy most tastes and preferences. Buyers love the sleek, minimalist style and the fashionable and vibrant colors.
- The Superstar RT can be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
- This edition is one of the best combinations of price, functionality, and style in a Superstar shoe.
- There is very little that has changed in the shoe since it was originally unveiled by Adidas to the public.