The Superstar and Stan Smith. Two of the great icons, if not the greatest, of the adidas archive. With almost a century in the sneaker game between them, these shoes have attained a level of consistent popularity that is so rarely repeated in fashion. With two heavyweight silhouettes like this in your arsenal, it surely only makes sense to combine them at some point. Enter, the adidas Superstan.
Though it was first designed for basketball-playing purposes, the Superstar has been adopted across sports, culture and the street, and this is a key factor in the shoe's longevity — it happens to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, too. The Superstar's reinforced shell toes, as well as the bold black Three Stripes, make it a silhouette that is instantly recognizable across the planet, and these shell toes turn up in the hybrid Superstan.
Arguably outstripping the success of its namesake tennis great, the Stan Smith has remained at the forefront of casual footwear for more than four decades. Perfecting universal style and minimal design, the Stan Smith is a quiet star. Its perforated Three Stripes and green heel tab are iconic elements of the celebrated Stan Smith that have been used for the Superstan. It's a beautiful monster, and you'll find info on where to buy it below.
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