Illustrators pay homage to Adidas Superstar shoes

Adidas has worked with three illustrators to mark the relaunch of its Superstar shoe, which was first introduced in 1969.

The services of illustrators Lauren Rowling, Jack Hughes and YEHTEH were procured through the the YCN membership organisation.

They have looked to tell the story of the shoe, which was designed for basketball and according to Adidas played a vital role “in the crossover of sport and the streets that gave birth to street culture.”

Adidas says the Superstar was the first “all-leather low top basketball shoe” and one of the first to use the “herringbone” outsole.

The “non-marking sole” and low-cut design gave an overall “clean” aesthetic, and performance quality to the shoe.

The illustrators have tried to evocate these properties in their pieces  under the watchful eye of trainer consultant Magdi Fernandes.

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