Superstar 2 Shoes
LOVE the Superstars for almost 40 years.
I used to save up all summer working a paper route for a pair of Superstars to wear in the new school year. Skip almost 40 years later and I've got easily 10 pairs in rotation(I have a lot more boxed up!). Adidas has perfected this shoe - back in the day the leather upper was matched to a more yellow rubber outsole but today it is a very crisp and clean bright white.
As for the shoe--it starts off comfortable and becomes more so over time. It is a very durable shoe and can put up with a lot of harsh wear. I tend to rotate my shoes daily as to keep the interior in top shape. I buy when I see an original or interesting strip color as these rarely wear out. I can't recommend highly enough.
07 March 2013
Had a pair of these for a decade!!
Ok, I LOVE these!! I'm a girl and I got these shoes just before starting highschool, which, was a decade (10 years!) ago and I still wear them nearly daily!!
They are a bit dirtier and the backs have wore out a bit, but, they still are in great shape and my go-to tennis shoe!!
I recently decided I needed to maybe look for a new pair and I was happy to see these are still being made. I haven't ordered yet, but hoping soon to get a new pair, just had to share my story with anyone who is thinking of these.
I will never in my life have a pair of shoes last as long as these one have, and, again, I'm still wearing them as daily shoes 10 years after purchase! Amazing!! :D
(And, I still remember the sales guys telling me, a girl about 13 or so that they were men's shoes and none would fit me, but, I insisted, I fell in love with the color/design, got a pair size 6 and it was a great fit!)
20 April 2013
"made in" country matters
These shoes are very comfortable. I have a pair of the all black superstars that i wear for work and i love them so much i just had to have something with a little more color for everyday use. I got these in record time which was a happy surprise but i noticed that they were quite a bit smaller than my other pair though they were the 'same' size. The only difference between them was that my all blacks were made in Vietnam and my new pair were made in India. It's good that i have small feet and I like roomy shoes because they do fit quite well, it was just a little strange. Overall still very happy with my shoes and their quality.
18 May 2013
Careful when choosing your size.
As others have mentioned the sizing can vary depending on the country of manufacture.
I had tried on some size 7s locally, that were made in Indonesia, but they were too narrow & no half sizes were available & they did not have the black ones I wanted.
So I ordered 2 pairs 7 & 7.5 & good job I did. Both pairs were made in India & the 7s come up slightly larger so fit.
The upside of ordering 2 pairs is you cross the £100 threshold for free shipping & it is then also free to return the unwanted pair. The return went perfectly & I have had the email saying Adidas has processed my refund.
Excellent service fully recommended.
30 September 2013
Nice sneakers, If you don't have flat feet.
Over 10 years ago I bought the same sneakers, but I don't remember them being so uncomfortable. I have a size 11.5-12 EE foot. I'm also flatfooted so it's hard to find comfy sneakers. So since I had them before I figured I'd buy them again to go with my new adidas hoody. I tried everything to make them work, but they are not made for people with sasquach feet. I don't recomend them if you have wide, flat feet. Otrherwise, They are a well built pair of sneakers. Also wanted to add that most adidas that I've tried on have the same issue with prominant arch support. Also they run small so if your normally a men's size 9, I would try a 10.
19 May 2012
Old-School Shelltoes (superstar)
I have always loved the old-school Adidas shelltoes, known as Superstar. They got re-released (2.0), slightly different but equally as comfortable and rugged as I remember. The small differences are a different insole than I remember, slightly higher arch, but still comfy. I like the leather black with white stripes and the old ones had the stripes as the only thing white, but the 2.0's have a white upper heel. Not a biggie, but I likes it black with the Adidas logo in white. All in all, very pleased with my purchase, same price as anywhere and fast shipping made it good for me. I hate having to got to the malls and try to find the right shoes when I know the ones I want.
27 February 2013
I started wearing the Stan Smith model when I was 6 or 7 years old and I changed them to the Superstars 2 when I was 15 or so. Now I'm 27 and I'm still buying them every 2-3 years.
02 December 2014
Favourite shoes! ^^
I bought the superstars in black about two months ago and i remember reading all the reviews!
I honestly love these shoes so so sooo much, they are my favourites :) The shoes are really comfortable and I have no problems with them. When I first started wearing them, I got so many compliments too !! ^^
A slight issue however which some people may face is the sizing. Because these are in mens sizes, I had to measure my foot's length and contact the Adidas support team for reinsurance of the size. I am a size 8 in womens so I got a size 7 in mens. However, the shoes are slightly loose by maybe half a size or so but with socks, and tying the laces I guess I kinda 'grew' into them.
Just something to think about when buying these :)
But overall, AMAZING shoes and if you're having trouble choosing the colour like I did, search up on google images pics of people wearing superstars and see which colour you like the best! (I couldn't choose between the black and the white w/ black)
20 September 2014
disapointed for first time
I have worn Adidas for over40 years now and the superstar has always been my favorite. Just returned a pair purchased on line. I wear a size 8.5-9 shoe and have always purchased in stores (Fred Meyer or JC Penny) size 9.5 and they have always fit me perfect...but no one stocks the superstars any more hence the on line purchase. I sent them back as I orderd 9.5 size but they fit more like they were 8.5. I could barly get my foot into them and were way too narrow. Why has Adidas changed these? They used to fit well and used to have the torsion tech. soles. Please make a wide size in more of your shoes especially the superstar and put back the torsion tech. soles.
22 November 2014
Love the Original Superstar! This is the REAL DEAL
First of all, for the longest time I wanted an original Superstar like I wore in High School back in the late 70's. Time spoils the memory, but I remember how great the quality was back then. I was leery about getting these since I have bee disappointed almost every time I get something that is "supposed to be just like the Original"....It never is.
Congrats Adidas. You nailed it. You didn't chintz out, you did it right, these look and feel every bit as good as I remember. I know it costs more to do it right., but know us "old timers" appreciate it.
Thanks for holding true with the materials and workmanship. Get them. You won't be disappointed.
12 August 2014