Are You A Superstar?

The adidas Superstar is still a popular shoe after 46 years.

The adidas Superstar is still a popular shoe after 46 years.

EASILY ONE of the top-selling basketball shoes of all time, the adidas Superstar was an instant classic when it first hit the shelves in 1969. This year, adidas Originals now poses the question – what does it mean to be a Superstar?

For top guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers, being a superstar is not about having a name on a flag or a jersey. Although from another sport, football icon David Beckham believes that it is not about trying to be the next big thing.

The adidas Superstar is your basic low-cut basketball sneaker with very simple design lines and just enough features to ensure good and safe play. For the longest time, it was the shoe of choice from top professional players to weekend warriors.

Because of its simplicity, it is not surprising that the shoe has made the crossover to casual wear. The Superstar is available in a vast array of colorways plus special editions with pop culture themes ranging from movies, television shows, celebrities and a lot more.

Entertainers Pharrell Williams and Rita Ora are two celebrities who also don the iconic shoe. Whether in the field of sports or entertainment, one thing is clear – these people did not pursue fame, it was brought about by their hard work and dedication to their sport or craft.

There is definitely no shortcut to being a Superstar. A special video directed by Karim Huu Do was recently released explaining what it means to be a superstar in 2015.

For more information, log on to and follow the official adidas social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use the hash tag #OriginalSuperstar.


About Anthony E. Servinio

A long-time television sportscaster, magazine writer, photographer and college professor from the Philippines finally gives blogging a try after more than a decade of on-line presence. Read on folks!
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