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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming majority of reviewers said that the shoe is very comfortable.
  • The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is a classic refined especially for skateboarding.
  • A number of reviewers who skateboard appreciate the fact that their feet don’t hurt after hours of doing tricks.
  • Most of the shoe users commended the pair’s excellent and one-of-a-kind insole as it provides ample amount of cushioning.
  • The shoe is a slimmer and lighter version of its predecessor.
  • The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV utilized suede for its upper’s material, which some consumers found to be more stylish than the original version.
  • It is offered in various colors.
  • The shoe’s shell toe provides great toe protection especially when skateboarding.
  • The Superstar has been around for a long time and has reached an iconic status in the world of sneakers. Some long-time fans found this nostalgic and also mentioned that it’s like wearing history on their feet.
  • It has great quality and is very durable, according to a couple of video reviewers. One video reviewer even tested the shoe by doing 100 kickflips on the skateboard, and it received only a few scratches and peeling.
  • Some purchasers claim the shoe is good value for money.
  • The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV has a timeless style that could be worn with almost any casual outfit.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to several skateboarders, the laces tend to break quickly every time they use it for skateboarding.
  • A good number of purchasers disclosed that the Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV runs a bit bigger than their usual size.
  • Two reviewers said their feet tend to get sweaty fast because the shoe’s upper isn’t breathable.

Bottom line

The Superstar, as it is, is already recognized as an iconic and timeless shoe. The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is everything the Superstar is but further enhanced for skate performance. The superb comfort and durability of the shoe make it the perfect kick not only for the Skate Park but everyday use too.

Apart from its comfort and durability, some wearers also commended the Superstar Vulc ADV’s more fashionable suede upper compared to its predecessor. Moreover, it is offered at an affordable price, which could make it worth the buy.


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Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV History

Released in 1969, the Superstar was originally designed with the basketball sport in mind. The shoe utilized leather for its upper with an exaggerated toecap in the front, which was a construction that was unheard of at the time of its release. As a result of the unconventional use of materials, the shoe caught the attention of professional basketball players and, eventually, the masses. Moreover, a hip-hop band called the Run D.M.C further popularized the shoe as they made it their unofficial footwear and made a song inspired by the Superstar.

The Adidas Superstar was held in such high regard that it naturally crossed over from the courts to the streets. The late 80s street scene gave rise to an emerging skate culture which, not surprisingly, embraced the Superstar as a shoe suitable for skating.

The skate culture became so big that Adidas had to create a line that caters exclusively to the skate market. Original silhouettes were specially developed to provide adequate comfort and support to fit the physical demands of the sport. An example of this is the Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV.

The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is based on the original editions skated by Kareem Campbell, Joey Bast, Drake Jones, and Richard Angelides back in the 90s. The Vulc ADV is a slimmer and lighter version of the originals to provide better skate performance.

Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV Style

The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV’s suede upper adds a more stylish look to the iconic silhouette. It is available in fun colors that can be paired with any casual outfit. Pair it with shorts, pants, or joggers for the ultimate laidback cool outfit.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is only offered in men’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 4 to 14 while the ladies can order 1.5 sizes down. The shoe is reported to run a bit bigger than the usual, so it is recommended to fit the shoe in person before purchasing.

Notable Features

The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is an icon built to ride with its slimmed down silhouette and super lightweight. The shoe features a drop-in ADIPRENE sockliner for comfort and cushioning without sacrificing board feel. The iconic rubber shell toe serves as an abrasion resistant material against the board’s harsh grip tape. Lastly, the shoe’s outsole is designed with Vector Traction for great board control.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV’s upper is made of suede except for one colorway, the white/black. This colorway’s upper is crafted from leather.
  • The ADIPRENE sockliner is removable.