Most of us may be familiar with the Adidas Superstars due to its exposure on social media and other media platforms. But the Superstars predates the Instagram models with the nice aesthetics and they’re more than just a pair of shoes you buy because everybody is wearing them. You might think the Adidas Superstars are basic af but for a simple everyday pair of shoes with no frills, they’re not so bad at all.
It all started on the courts
While the 2010s brought the shoes under a new light, the brand has been around since the late 1960s. First nicknamed as the “shell toe” shoes, the Adidas Superstars were initially designed as basketball shoes. Back then, the shell toe was revolutionary and pro ballers soon got their hands on (and feet in) a pair of Adidas Superstars. Afterwards, in the 1980s, the shoes were often worn by the hip-hop group Run D.M.C, launching the shoes further into everlasting popularity.
They go with everything, literally
Perhaps one of the reasons why everyone has a pair of Adidas Superstars is because the shoes go with literally everything. If you want to dress casually but don’t want to look like a nasty hobo, throw on some sweatpants and a pair Adidas Superstars. Meeting with the new boss at that new job? Put on a blazer, a pair of classic blue jeans, and slip into your Adidas Superstars. You can even wear a dress and a pair of Adidas Superstars and still freaking slay. The pairing options are endless and no matter which look you’re aiming for, whether it’s smart or casual, you can never go wrong when wearing Adidas Superstars.
They’re affordable for high-end sportswear shoes
We always have the impression that sportswear, especially the shoes, will always cost you a fortune. However, not only Adidas Superstars comes in all shapes and sizes, but they also come in a variety of price points. They can go as low as US$60 or RM250 for the classic white with black stripes Adidas Superstars. Of course, there are special collections and limited edition shoes cost like the Adidas Superstar Boots which comes with a US$300 or RM1,260 price tag. They can be not so basic after all, huh?
And easy to maintain, too
Most people might be thrown off by white shoes because they think it’ll be a pain in the butt to maintain them. Although you can always pre-treat your white Adidas Superstars by using a stain repellant spray, you can’t avoid the muddy grounds of Southeast Asia forever, especially during the rainy seasons. Thankfully, cleaning your Adidas Superstars is super easy due to the special leather and rubber shell toe that they use. You just need a little bit of soap and a little bit of elbow grease to clean your Adidas Superstars.
They come in every color you can think of
Sorry, the old Adidas Superstars can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Cause it's dead.
Well, at least that’s what they’ll be when the new fall colors for the Superstars start hitting the stores. Adidas would always release new colors for their best-selling footwear (Superstars included) every season to keep sneakerheads on their toes. For example, for this autumn, Adidas Superstars came out with two new colors: a nude-ish beige and a mossy green. This just proves how dedicated Adidas is in expanding the Superstars collection. Whether you want a unique color like the holo Superstars that you can see here, or you prefer the classic look of the white sneakers and straightforward black stripes, best believe that Adidas Superstars will have your back.
So, if you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers but not sure about which shoes to get, consider the Adidas Superstars as your first choice. Sure, you won’t be the only one wearing them when you step out of your home, but that just proves their perfection further.