Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV History
Released in 1969, the Superstar was originally designed with basketball 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. Since then countless Superstar renditions have been released. 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.