Verdict from +100 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Several shoe users mentioned that the Adidas Superstar UP feels comfortable for a wedge-type sneaker.
  • Some wearers like the fact that the shoe adds height and makes them look taller than they really are.
  • Majority of the purchasers said the reason they copped the shoe is that of its stylish aesthetic.
  • A good number of shoe users were happy that they get compliments every time they wear it out.
  • Most reviewers admired the cool and unique design of the Adidas Superstar UP.
  • It fits perfectly said a couple of consumers.
  • The shoe is offered in varying colorways, materials, and prints.
  • Taking into account the buyer’s preference and convenience, the pair’s wedge insoles can be removed.
  • The shoe’s unique style can be a great addition to a sneakerhead’s collection.
  • A few long-time Adidas fans shared that the pair’s retro style brought some fond memories back from their youth.
  • A number of wearers mentioned that the shoe is easy to clean.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A significant number of shoe users disclosed that the Adidas Superstar UP is comfortable but not as comfortable as a normal sneaker. Some have added that their toes tend to hit the front of the shoe due to the inclined wedge heel.
  • A few commenters mentioned that the pair runs a bit bigger than their usual size.

Bottom line

Built especially for the ladies, the Adidas Superstar UP is a classic reinterpreted. The shoe’s hi-top silhouette, fun prints, and colors are for the fashion savvy women who are looking for a pair to spice their wardrobe up. Moreover, the wedge heel can aid in putting a bit more height, which would benefit the ladies who’d love to appear taller.

However, if you value comfort over style this shoe might not be for you. With its wedge heel, it naturally isn’t as comfortable as a regular sneaker.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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 McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.