What to Look for When Buying adidas Superstar Trainers

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adidas Superstar trainers have continued to find takers since their launch in 1969, and while much has changed since, the basic design remains the same for both men and women. These were the first low-top basketball shoes to feature all leather uppers, and the distinct rubber shell toe piece remains a staple on all designs.


Superstar 2 Shoes

Shoes from this line have sold since 1970, and the use of material has changed since the release of the originals. Modern day adidas Superstar 2 shoes sell with full grain eco-friendly uppers that offer wearers softness and comfort. Textile inners offer further comfort, and a herringbone-pattern outsole ensures that these shoes provide adequate grip. They sell in an array of custom print designs, and buyers can personalise them with country flags and name embroidery.


Superstar 2.0 Shoes

These shoes sell in a combination of blue and white and only for men. What sets these adidas trainers apart from regular Superstar 2 shoes is the use of shiny patented leather uppers. Other than that, they offer the same rubber shell toes, fabric inners, and herringbone-pattern outsoles.


Superstar 80s Shoes

Superstar 80s shoes sell for men and women, although in distinctly different designs. The men's variant comes in a combination of blue and chalk, with a luxurious crocodile embossed upper. The women's version combines black and rose and features a mono mesh upper that displays a flock-print graphic with synthetic leather overlays.


35th Anniversary Limited Edition Specials

adidas, in 2005, collaborated with icons from the world of arts, fashion, and music to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Superstar, and this resulted in some highly sought after designs. Since adidas limited the number of shoes it made as part of each Superstar 35th anniversary design, not are all equally easy to find. You will be able to find them on eBay along with many other used trainers. For example, the green X Superstar Consortium designed by Foot Patrol was limited to 300 pairs and qualifies as rare. This design, incidentally, is the only one from this collection to feature the adidas Superstar vintage silhouette. As part of this collection, buyers can find shoes associated with musicians like Missy Elliott, Roc-A-Fella, Run DMC, and Ian Brown; and cities like London, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires.


Superstar for Kids

People looking for adidas Superstar shoes for their children get to choose from Superstar, Superstar 2 CF, and Superstar 2 CMF variants. These kid's shoes have naturally breathable canvas uppers, making them a comfortable option. The CF shoes come with PU-coated leather uppers, as opposed to CMF's full grain leather, and score better in rough weather conditions. The former also include breathable mesh lining, making them a touch better than the textile lined Superstar 2 CMF.

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