25 September 2017 – 1 October 2017
The Superstar shoe was originally released as a low-top version of the Pro Model volleyball shoe. Nicknamed the “clamtoe”, “shelltoe”, “shell shoes”, and “shell tops” “sea shells” (along with Adicolours) their iconic design is known as one of the major influences in the sneaker culture.
When the shoe was introduced, it was the first low-top basketball shoe to feature an all-leather upper and the now famous rubber shelltoe. With its rubber toe protection and non-marking sole, the shoe caught the attention of some of the best players from the NCAA and NBA, most notably Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Within the first few years of its introduction, the Superstar was being worn by over 75% of all NBA players; proof of its revolutionary technology which remains today.Over the course of the next few years, it would advance from the court to the streets and, consequently, further into the public’s consciousness.