adidas Superstar 82 | A Cultural Superstar - The Drop Date

adidas Superstar 82 | A Cultural Superstar

adidas Superstar 82

Commemorating over 50 years of legacy, the Three-Stripes deliver the nostalgic adidas Superstar 82.

A Cultural Superstar | Then to Now

One of adidas’ most esteemed models to date, the Superstar is truly everything it claims to be. Since its inception in 1970, the sneaker has surpassed its basketball roots, cementing its place within a plethora of subcultures – from hip-hop and streetwear, to high-fashion and skating. Gaining traction around its debut for being the first basketball sneaker of its time to feature an entirely-leather upper, who would have known that the legacy of the shoe was only just beginning?!

The esteemed silhouette has even turned heads at the most recent Paris Fashion Week! Spotted everywhere from Wales Bonner‘s SS25 runway, to the feet Rapper A$AP Nast and boxer Younes Bendjima, it seems a Superstar renaissance is well and truly upon us.

Sustaining an impressive run of over half a century in the game, it doesn’t get more timeless than the adidas Superstar.

adidas Superstar 82

We can’t talk about the shell toe’s lineage without giving the ‘80s a notable mention. To set the scene for you, the sports-centred silhouette certainly did not have the leverage it does today, with sales unable to compete with the popular models of the time. That was until three hip hop rappers from Queens, New York City took the Superstar under their wing, unintentionally pushing the model to new heights pf (super-)stardom. Taking America’s youth culture by storm with their single My adidas, Run-DMC became synonymous with the shoe, in-turn boosting sales and driving cultural impact. 

adidas Superstar 83

Cloud White (JI2025) & Core Black (JI2026)

adidas Superstar 83

 Cloud White (JI2025) & Core Black (JI2026)

Paying homage to a golden age of the silhouette, the Three-Stripes are commemorating an undeniable legacy with the 1982 version of the adidas Superstar. Crafted with the same sleek leather construction, versatile palette and of course, unmistakable shell toe – this release is an ode to longstanding heritage that resonates with a contemporary climate. Delivering classic colourways of ‘Cloud White’ and ‘Core Black’, this shoe might just be the missing link to your Summer sneaker rotation. 

Shop the adidas Superstar 82 below…

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Cloud White (JI2025)
Core Black (JI2026)


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