last year we had the stan smith. this year it’s the superstar. they’re popping up everywhere and i’ll be honest, i like them. i’ve owned a couple of pairs over the years, but not since 2007 i believe (i think my ex-wife threw them out or at least recommended i do so).
the superstar was the first low-top leather basketball shoe to be made. it’s easily identifiable by its rubber toe box which people called the “shell shoe.” after they’re introduction, they were quickly adopted by the hip-hop community and immortalized in the run-dmc song “my adidas.”
it’s nice to see adidas making such a triumphant comeback. if they could just go back to making the rod laver without the added weight of the new gum sole, i would be a happy man.
and for those wondering how you wear them, this is how you do it:
(apologies for not giving photo credit. i grabbed it off of tumblr. if it’s your photo, let me know and i’ll add it.)