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12 Kicks PT9: Adidas Superstar


Introduced in 1969, the adidas Superstar was a low top version of the Pro Model and was the first low top basketball shoe to be made. Immediately identifiable by its rubber toe box, it became known to millions as ‘the shell toe’. A revival in the late 1980’s saw the Superstar getting snapped up by the hip hop scene and the shoe reached iconic status when famous rap group Run DMC made it part of their look. A main contender in the trainer hall of fame, it is a style that every sneakerhead needs to own.