Size and fit

The unisex Adidas Superstar 2 provides a fairly snug yet comfortable fit for the foot. Its lace-up closure system allows the wearer to adjust the shoe in a fit that they desire. The shoe may run a bit narrow and would not be accommodating to those with wide feet. The shoe is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing.

Adidas Superstar 2 Style

Form the basketball court to the streets, the Adidas Superstar 2 displays versatility when it comes to style. This pair of iconic Adidas shoes can fully function as fashion footwear and can be a street-style wardrobe essential. With that being said, this shoe is a great option as a complement for a variety of outfit choices for a street-style look. 

One can also wear the shoe on semi-formal occasions as a finish for an appropriate attire that accordingly corresponds with the event. The shoe goes perfectly well with an appropriate top and a pair of regular jeans, fitted jeans, skinny jeans, cuffed jeans, and shorts. For women, one can wear a dress with this shoe, leather pants, or a pair of short shorts.

Notable Features

Being an iconic shoe, the men's and women's Adidas Superstar 2 is highly recognized in the sneaker world. The classic look and style, as well as its good quality, are what most buyers and long-time users truly admire about this sneaker. They gave high appreciation on how the shoe can go well with various types of outfit picks. 

They are also really satisfied as to how the shoe would last long before wearing out which made them loyal users to the model. The comfort provided by the shoe also gained recognition from users as they loved how comfortable the shoe feels on their feet and how they could wear them a long time without hurting their feet.

  Adidas Superstar vs. Adidas Superstar 2

The Adidas Superstar 2 is simply just a modern reinterpretation of the original Superstar shoes created in 1969. Compared to the original model it is more padded around the collar and tongue, which answers the demand for enhanced comfort and support on foot. Look-wise, there is a bit of or minor design tweaks made in this modernized version. The Superstar text branding to the sides is removed and a Trefoil logo is placed on the tongue.

Adidas Superstar 2 History

The Adidas Superstar was first introduced to the world in 1969 as a low-top modification of the Pro Model basketball shoe. This silhouette was the first to have a rubber shell-toe and an upper to be all covered in leather. This exclusive element of the shoe gave it the “shell shoes”, “shell toe”, and “Shell tops” nicknames.

The Adidas Superstar silhouette, though, has two sub-brands before which differed in the dates they were released and with a few details on their design. These sub-brands were known as the Adidas Superstar 1 and Adidas Superstar 2.

The one released in 1969 was the Superstar 1 and is easily recognized with its rubber shell toe. Another feature the model displays was its thin leather tongue which does not have any kind of padding in it. The all-leather upper and rubber toe feature of this low-top basketball shoe was a first for athletic footwear which provides maximal protection. This made the shoe a must-have for almost all basketball players. One of the most remarkable wearers of the shoe was Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

The Adidas Superstar silhouette’s popularity rose up in the 1970s. The function of the shoe then has evolved and expanded into the streets and even on the stage as it was flaunted by some performers in the likes of Run D.M.C.

The Adidas brand then produced a reinvention of the Superstar in the form of the Adidas Superstar 2. The model showcased a retro take on the Superstar silhouette by still sticking to its classic basketball appeal. The new silhouette displays rather eye-catching colors and designs. Another new feature of the shoe was the silk lining which provides additional comfort. Retaining the rubber shell toe, the upper of the Superstar 2 was developed to a full leather which offers enhanced comfort. A padded tongue and heel were also added to the shoe to give off more comfort and support for the foot.

Some variations, mostly on the colorway of the shoe, were done as well as a few collaborative releases. These provide rather more options in picking a pair for the fans of the silhouette.

Additional Info

  • Traditional Adidas Trefoil branding on the heel patch of the shoe.
  • The signature 3-Stripes branding is displayed on the sides of the shoe.
  • Flat laces are observed on the shoe.


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