Size and fit

The Adidas Superstar UP is exclusively available in women’s sizes that range from 5 to 12. It features a hidden wedge heel with textile lining for a comfortable and snug fit. The shoe is also reported to run half size bigger than usual.

Adidas Superstar UP Style

Stand out from the rest of the crowd in the high-top silhouette of the Adidas Superstar UP. Exude a street style with a hint of court-inspired aesthetic when you opt to wear this pair. Dress it in leggings, joggers, shorts, skirts, or even dresses as it goes great with almost any casual outfit. It has a style that will be able to fit in a myriad of outfits for years to come.

Notable Features

The unique design of the Adidas Superstar UP features a hidden wedge heel that measures 1.5 inches. This hidden heel can be removed. It retains its predecessor’s old school look with the classic shell toe, 3-stripe logo on the side and the Trefoil logos put in various places of the shoe.

Adidas Superstar UP History

The iconic Adidas Superstar was first released in 1969 as a basketball shoe. The shoe’s leather upper and shell toe construction was completely unheard of during that time which in turn caught the attention of professional basketball players. It was nicknamed “shell shoes,” “shelltoe,” and “shell tops.”

The Superstar was held in such high esteem that it would eventually make its transition from the courts to the streets. In the 1980s, it became fashionable footwear with the hip-hop band Run D.M.C making it their uniform shoe. The Superstar’s appeal to different types of youth culture and fashion trends cemented its place as a timeless sneaker.

The Adidas Superstar has since been re-imagined time and time again through different collaborations and reiterations. In 2015, Adidas released a high-top version of the shoe called the Adidas Superstar UP. It is offered in multiple colorways, prints, and materials. It is marketed exclusively to women and features a hidden wedge heel, which could be removed.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Superstar UP is available in B-Medium Width.
  • The shoe’s upper is crafted from different materials depending on the colorway. Some are made of leather while some with canvas.
  • It is also known as Adidas Superstar UP Wedge.
  • Adidas collaborated with singer Rita Ora to design her own version of the Superstar UP.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.