The adidas Originals Superstar is quite a challenging silhouette for collaboration, but its classic shape and retro-styling made them one of the perennial favorites of sneakerheads. While collaborations in the past, such as the ones with Kazuki Kuraishi for adidas Originals by Originals kzk has rendered the Superstar to a new level of contemporary cool in sleek black shades and kzk’s signature heel tape, the collaboration with NBA brings the shoes back to its basketball roots and lends a the shoes a nostalgic vintage vibe orthodox sneakerheads might have missed.
The new “NBA” Superstar II are kept clean with a white leather upper and NBA color accents with orange and blue three-stripes, and the same color combination running down the tongue and heel. A special co-branded tongue tag marks these for the NBA, and the soles and shell toe have been purposefully distressed and yellowed for an authentic retro look. Sure, the NBA and the ABA logo were balanced with red, white and blue, but what is more distinctly roundball than orange? If you love it, these are available now at CT.