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Review of Adidas Superstar II shoes (shell toes)

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This is the classic color scheme. I say go with this type if you want to look sexy as fuck.

History: These shoes were first made popular in the 80’s by the rap group Run DMC. They even had a song about the shoes called “My Adidas.” Actually, even before Run DMC started promoting what came to be known as Adidas most popular shoe, a lot of NBA players were wearing them on the court. I don’t think the history is of the shoe is really that important though. Tao-te-ching and shit, you know? Let’s get on to the here and now.

Style: I’m going to start with this, because this is what you all really care about. The main reason you’ve come to this article; You want to know if a pair of superstars might be able to boost your style. Personally, before my recent shoe purchases I always would just wear loafers and casual shoes. I had been looking online for a pair of clean sneakers to take my swagger rating to the next level without having to potentially take my credit rating to the next level at the same time, and I had become a bit disheartened. I never even thought about, or considered, Adidas superstars. In the end, I was fully prepared to go out and spend over $100 on a new pair of Nike Air Maxes. Oh, but yeah, it is the space not the glass that makes the cup, Tao and shit. Back to the point.

This is an actual real life picture of me wearing my actual real life pair of shell toes.

So to make a short story even shorter, I ended up seeing some Adidas Superstar II’s at the store for $75, and I decided to get them instead of the Nikes. They didn’t have a lot of colors at Hibbets or Foot Locker or wherever I bought them, but if you look online you’ll see that these shoes come in a HUGE variety of colors and designs. There is literally something for everyone. Whether you like classic laid-back style shoes or loud ass try-hard shoes, Adidas should have something to fit your needs. I just got the original white with black stripes version. I think this is the best looking pair that I’ve seen. They look great with jeans and decent with shorts.

They come in all kinds of flashy styles with all kinds of patterns and shit. I think the simpler colors look best.

Durability: Well, I haven’t had any problems with mine so far. But then again, I’ve only worn them a handful of times. The quality definitely seems promising though. The rubber “shell toe” feels strong, and the rest of the shoe seems to have above average structural integrity as well. The tread on the sole looks deep enough to last for a good many miles before wearing down.
Price: For the classic white with black stripes Superstars (or any other standard style), like the ones I got, you can expect to pay $75-$80.  I’ve seen them on the internet for as low as $50, but I think that was a sale price. You might want to shop around.

Sizing/Fit:They fit true to size. I got the same size that I usually wear and they fit fine.

This pair is tame compared to some of the superstars out there.

The low down on Adidas Superstar II shoes:

  • They look great with jeans and pretty good with shorts.
  • They won’t break your bank. If you’re lucky, you can find some for as low as $50, but you’ll probably be paying about $75.
  • I can’t say for sure how durable they are, but they look and feel like they’ll last for a good while.
  • They fit true to size. Buy them in whatever size you usually wear.
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Written by danielperry99

October 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm