Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of positive comments have been raving about the Adidas Superstar Adicolor’s variety of colors to choose from.
  • Several reviewers find the perforations useful as they leave the feet cool, breathable, and well-ventilated compared to the full leather used in previous Superstars.
  • A good number of customers note how spacious the low-top sneakers are, especially in the toe box.
  • Many buyers note how comfortable the shoes are from the padded tongue to the well-cushioned insole.
  • Some people note how the premium leather material is easy to clean by just wiping dust and dirt off the upper.
  • The assortment of colors according to wearers convince them to buy the shoe as it blends well with different clothing.
  • Rubber soles and the toe box don’t easily wear out, as disclosed by some buyers.
  • One reviewer likes the tonal branding on the tongue and side that appears subtle and does not overpower the design of the shoe.
  • The herringbone patterns in the soles are really effective in providing grip and traction even on slippery surfaces according to several buyers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few people notice a bit of creasing in some parts of the upper after several weeks of use.
  • Some noticed uneven stitching on the shoe that bothered them.

Bottom line

Adding a splash of color to the iconic Superstar silhouette works well for Adidas. The assortment of colors gives it a fresh take that has been endearing to its loyal followers. Still equipped with a comfortable insole and padded tongue and collar, the rubber shell toe at the front is colored as well. 

The assortment of colors in this Superstar reiteration also helps a lot in mixing and matching clothes with this retro lifestyle sneaker.

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Good to know

The Adidas Superstar Adicolor is available in sizes for men and women, respectively. A flat traditional lace-up also secures the foot into the shoe.

The Adidas Superstar bursts into vibrant colors in this modern and colorful reiteration of a popular sneaker. The monochromatic colorways tend to entice sneakerheads to don a pair of this classic sneaker which in the past have only been given a white and black color treatment.

With a variety of colorways to choose from, many fashion-forward wearers can mix and match their shoes with a lot of clothing for a more youthful look. It can also be part of a collection that buyers can pair depending on their mood for the day. The solid colors of red, blue, and white were the first to come out. Then other colors followed that include yellow, orange, and mint stand out whenever one person wears a pair. It can also serve as the highlight of one’s outfit of the day with its premium leather upper with perforations for a cool and comfortable stride.

Still featuring a comfortable padded insole, tongue, and collar, the Adidas Superstar Adicolor remains the iconic sneaker that has successfully transitioned as a basketball shoe into a lifestyle sneaker. With its distinctive shell-toe, the most notable feature of this modern reiteration is the monotone color scheme that allows it to be a fashion staple and a collector’s dream. With this customization, the once all-white kicks now have a selection of colorways to choose from to suit a person’s moods and needs.

The Adidas Superstar has been in the sneaker market for more than 45 years, but its popularity has never dipped. Creative minds at Adidas always find a way to reinvent the iconic silhouette into something the people want.

First introduced in 1969 as a basketball shoe, the first patrons of the Adidas Superstar were varsity players from the NCAA. Soon, the sleek shell-toe shoe was also adopted by the NBA with most of their players donning the shoe including legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The popular shoe known for its clamshell toe at the forefront, durable rubber sole, and full leather material has cruised the 1970s with much fanfare. But when the time came for this basketball shoe to be archived with the appearance of modern basketball shoes, the Superstar slowly gained a new following in the hip-hop community.

Hip-hop stars Run D.M. C. was instrumental for the renewed interest in the Superstar in the 1980s. Wearing their shoes in their concerts and featuring the pair in their songs, Run D.M.C. gained an endorsement contract from the brand with releases such as the Superstar gaining a limited edition Run D.M.C. pair.

Ever since the success of the Superstar as a lifestyle sneaker, Adidas Originals had several reiterations with the shoe and among them is the Adidas Superstar Adicolor. Coming out first in Red, Blue, and White colorways in 2016, the shoe has slowly offered several other colorways for a completely colorful array of shoes to choose from.

  • Tonal branding in the tongue and heel back with a trefoil logo and three-stripes on the side panel.
  • Celebrities spotted wearing the shoe include Pharrell Williams and Gigi Hadid.


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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.