Adidas Superstar shoes have a cool history that dates back to the 1969 NBA championships. It's when the line was first dubbed with its name and it's endured through the decades with a host of models made within the line. They were originally intended as ball shoes because of the protective shell placed at the toe of the shoe and the coating on the leather upper that gives them extra strength and durability. Superstars also became legendary in hip hop circles. There are a lot of reasons why it's such a popular Adidas line but comfort, performance and good looks are at the top. Here are the five best Adidas Superstar models you can buy today.
Adidas MI Superstar RT
The Adidas MI Superstar RT is the brand's fully customizable edition. You choose the colors for the base materials, the stripes and the toe cap. You're also in charge of the color of the lining, the laces and you can opt for double laces if that's your preference. There are a few different options for the tongue logo as well as the color of the Superstar logo. Next, you select your material and color preference for the heel patch along with the color of the heel patch logo. You're almost finished after completing your choice of color for the sock lining and the outsole color. Your last step is choosing the size, paying the tab for the customization and your shoes are ordered and will shortly be on their way.
Superstar 80s Shoes
The 80s Shoes model comes in a core black or off white. They're inspired with a varsity design that first made its appearance as a low top all leather basketball shoe in the 1970s era. During the next decade, this model became popular in the street wear scene as the all-star. The shell toe design is one of the most highly favored features of the shoe. Adidas has come out with some cool variations to change things up and make the old classic a little fresher and more modern, but the soft leather that is adorned with chenille patches with a fuzzy texture boast the collegiate varsity style that serves as a tiny piece of nostalgia for some fans and others just like the style and think it's really retro and cool to wear.
Adidas Superstar OG Shoes
The OG model in the Superstar line is offered in core black, trace orange and off white. They're a revisit on the old classic without any changes, resulting in a reissue of the old authentic Superstar. This model has a heritage to uphold and it does so with no modifications from its original design. As always, the OG features premium leather constructions on the inside and the outside and they look every bit the premium shoe they are, just like the original did. The OGs feature the same iconic rubber shell toe and the herringbone cup sole. If you were to compare an old pair with the new you'd see that Adidas didn't try to tamper with perfection.
Adidas Superstar Foundation Shoes
The Superstar Foundations shoes are another popular reissue model. The Foundation is a name that represents the clean and simple design of the shoe with the purity of the original Superstar sneaker that was crafted with a full grain leather upper and its iconic rubber toe shell. It's complete with a rubber cup sole that features a herringbone pattern and the trefoil logo printed on the heel.
Superstar 80s Recon Shoes
The Superstar 80s Recon shoe is a remake of the 80s Adidas Superstar sneakers that were first issued in 1970. The iconic shoe was the first of the brand's basketball shoe in an all leather low top. It's available in crystal white, collegiate green or off white color options. The new Recon shoes still feature the design of the '80s but they're an enhanced premium version of the original. The leather upper is made up premium leather and the lining is a smooth leather that creates a plush feeling for the foot. They're made with the same thick cup sole and rubber shell toe that maintains the integrity of the original design. They're still a premium basketball sneaker if low tops suit your game.
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