- Adidas Superstar - the Birth of a Shoe Legend
- Best Adidas Superstar collaborations
- Adidas Superstar Special Editions
Nothing defines lifestyle clothing, shoe, and apparel better than Adidas Philippines. Founded in 1924 by Adolf “Adi” Dassler in Germany, the brand serves to provide only the best shoe, apparel and accessories to athletes. Throughout the years, Adidas Philippines has transcended from becoming an exclusive sports brand to a major fashion icon. Today, Adidas shoes are the very definition of street style with their iconic shoe, Adidas Superstar. For 47 years, Adidas Superstar has reigned supreme as the choice of footwear for many celebrities like Rita Ora, Run DMC, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Nas, Chris Brown, and so much more!
This iconic Adidas shoe line was first released to the public in 1969 as a low-top version of the brand’s pro model basketball shoe. It is often nicknamed the “shell shoe, shell tops, or shelltoe” for its iconic rubber toe piece, which became a signature characteristic of an Adidas Superstar shoe. When the line was first released, it caught the attention of the NBA and NCAA particularly Kareem Abdul Jabbar. During the first year of production, Adidas Superstar shoes were worn by almost 75% of all NBA players in the early 70s.
Adidas Superstar 1
Adidas Superstar 1 is the first shoe released under Adidas Superstar in 1969. This is the iconic shoe model that kicked off Adidas Superstar to popularity with revolutionary shoe technologies still relevant today. Aside from its signature shell toe, Adidas Superstar also has a thin leather tongue with no original padding. For more than 35 years, there have been many editions, collaborations and re-releases of this classic basketball shoe which are coveted by many collectors across the globe.
Adidas Superstar Philippines has one of the largest collections of collaborations that you can find online. If you are a big fan of Adidas Superstar shoes, then you would love its many collaborations with pop culture icons! Here are some iconic, style-friendly shoe collaborations that every shoe-holic should look out for:
Adidas Superstar x Disney
Who doesn’t love disney? This powerhouse collaboration between two big brands produced some of the most exciting shoe designs in the collection. Adding graphics from Goofy playing ball to the famous Mickey Mouse monogram and signature dots, you will never define Disney characters better than sporting this Adidas Superstar collection.
Adidas Superstar x RUN DMC
Perhaps one of the brand’s biggest music collaborators, Run DMC’s style in music is clearly reflected by his choice of shoes: clean, hip, and classy. The rap group loved it so much that the brand dedicated Adidas Superstar 35th Anniversary #15 to Run DMC.
Adidas Superstar x Rita Ora
Among the brand’s current ambassadors, Rita Ora’s passion for classic street style paved the way for a collaboration with Adidas Superstar. Among her most coveted shoe designs is the Adidas Superstar 80s “White Smoke”. Rita also has another shoe collaboration, this time with Adidas Originals featuring Adidas Originals x Rita Ora “Comic Collection”.
Adidas Superstar x Mark Gonzales
As an icon of skateboarding, Mark Gonzales continues to inspire skateboarders to expand their comfort zone and enjoy skateboarding in all forms. His Adidas Superstar collaboration, pro models, and his work with Adidas Supestar skate (superskate), made a huge impact in the skateboarding community, creating one of the best skate shoes to date.
Aside from the usual shoe collections and collaborations, Adidas Superstar Philippines also has several special edition shoes to commemorate special occasions all around the world. Among their most well-known special editions is the Star Wars collection, Halloween, Glow in the Dark shoes, and many more!
Adidas Superstar is not only a basketball or performance shoe but a fashion statement. Take a chance at streetwear with a pair of your own Adidas Superstar here or find other shoe series from Adidas Philippines that you would certainly love such as Adidas Boost, Adidas Adizero, Adidas Gazelle, Adidas Stan Smith, and Adidas Samba.