The adidas Superstar is one of the most popular designs adidas has released. If you love the adidas Superstars then you are in the right era because they have never been as popular as today.
The adidas Superstar trainer was first released in 1969 and offered a lower top design than the existing Pro Model. The Superstar was designed with basketball in mind and consisted of some key characteristics that are still evident in the modern releases. The most famous of these characteristics is without doubt the shell toe which was added to the shoe simply to protect the players toes during competitive basketball games. Shell Toes became a popular nickname of the shoe and many don't even know the trainers real name. The all leather uppers were used to provide extra comfort and support whilst the non-marking soles became the basketball courts best friend.
In the 80s a huge turn of events happened around the adidas Superstar which not only catapulted the shoe into greatness but also laid the foundations for adidas to become a world leader in street fashion and extend its popularity beyond just sportswear.
The adidas Superstar continues to transcend generations as one of the most popular shoes of all time including being Adidas' top selling model in 2015. adidas announced that it sold 15 million pairs of Superstars
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