Superstars are actually low-top versions of the original Pro Model sneakers, the first basketball model from adidas. At that time, in the late 1960s, Convers shoes were worn for basketball, whether professional or street. Which, in retrospect, doesn't make much sense, because the Superstar, with its leather upper and vulcanized rubber top (which has earned the nickname shell-toe or shell-tops), offers much more protection and the certainty of quick escapes during the game. Thanks to this technological advantage, they quickly found a place in professional basketball, and within four years, 85% of professional players switched to adidas. In the 1990s, Run-DMC took care of another glory for adidas Superstar, bringing them to the streets and among the "common" people for good. You are looking at one of the most fundamental silhouettes of modern sneaker culture from adidas, which, despite all the competition, dominates the rankings of the best-selling shoes to this day.
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