Fit & Sizing
This b-ball sneaker turned lifestyle shoe, with its elastane or textured mesh upper and leather detailing is expected to fit comfortably on feet while providing sufficient support and ample wiggle room. Unrestricted ankle mobility can also be anticipated from its low-cut construction.
Available in women’s sizes 5-11, a few may find it to fit larger than usual. For a snug, sock-like fit, sizing down can be considered. The Adidas Superstar Slip-On men’s sneakers may not be offered, but the male followers of the brand can still get one - full size and a half bigger than their usual size.
Adidas Superstar Slip-On Style
The low-top Adidas Superstar Slip-On, although made for women, attracts even the opposite sex with its simple and sleek silhouette. Often dressed in a monochromatic upper and a white sole, this sneaker can be mixed and matched with numerous outfits and worn on various occasions including sporty, casual and dress-up events.
Specifically, these go exceptionally well with skinny jeans and joggers; anything that tapers at the end and shows of the cool and unique design of the shoes. To get a better idea of how to style your outfit with, knowing the colors that it comes in can be helpful. Colorway choices include neutral hues like the Adidas Superstar Slip-On in black, white as well as raw grey and bright-colored shades like the Adidas Superstar Slip-On drenched in red and another in orange.
Adidas Superstar Slip-On History
From sports to the fashion world, the Superstar’s presence and influence have been felt. Over 65 years old and its design is still loved by both the young and old, and we can’t really blame them.
The Adidas Superstar was first seen in the year 1969. Built for the hardwood court, its all-leather upper highlighted and protected by a durable rubber shell toe that sits atop a non-marking outsole, later on, caught the eyes of pro b-ball players, the legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar included. Soon enough, the shoe became NBA players’ go-to kicks. It became something sort of a legend on the pro b-ball court.
Its street-ready aesthetics, however, also grabbed the attention of the city-dwellers. 1980s hip-hop trio Run DMC was among the influential groups who adored its simple, low-key look. They were absolutely in love with it and it didn’t take long for the Adidas Superstar to turn into a fashion trend thanks to this group’s song entitled “My Adidas.”
Eventually, its rise to stardom came about and the Superstar became among the most-coveted creations of the Adidas brand. To date, the shoe is no longer perceived as a must-have basketball sneaker. Gone are the days that these were worn for on-court action. It, however, is still seen by many as a fashion staple worn by the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Kylie Jenner, Jay-Z, and Emma Stone.
Seen in a variety of hues and materials, among its recent variations is the low-top Adidas Superstar Slip-On sneakers. Looking like no other of its kind, the shoe is only recognized as part of the line for its iconic shell-toe cap and herringbone-patterned rubber cupsole.
The rest of its silhouette has been modified. Its signature leather upper was replaced with elastane (aka spandex) or mesh while its traditional lace-up closure was ditched and substituted with wide elastic bands. Initially launched in 2015 in selected stores, this women’s exclusive dropped under the radar and vanished quickly.
Given the change in trends, the brand took another chance and decided to re-introduce the product globally in two hues a year later after the initial release. This time around, its re-release sparked the public’s interest. It was a curious case, seeing as it had only been two years since the first release but Adidas took this development in stride and worked with it.
Soon after, various shades and variations emerged, proving that it indeed is deserving of being resurrected. To this day, the women’s Adidas Originals Superstar Slip-On casual shoes enjoy varying degrees of popularity amongst Adidas fans, Superstar fans, and discerning sneakerheads who enjoy something new and interesting.