Size and fit

The Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV is available in men’s and women’s sizing. It is a unique sneaker that has a lacing system for an adjustable and flexible fit. Also, it has a mesh lining that offers additional comfort and breathability. 

This skateboarding shoe is equipped with the Adiprene drop-in piece that offers superb heel cushioning. With the vulcanized construction, this sneaker delivers optimum board feel. It is also lightweight. 

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.

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.

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 that, 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 - the Adidas Skateboarding. 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.

Additional Info

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


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