The amazing leather basketball shoe. Superstar was one of the most widely worn basketball shoes in the NBA in the 70s.
1970-1971, adidas catalogue in English
116010 adidas Superstar
Worn by the best basketball players in the World. The first really newly-developed basketball shoe made of the highest grade smooth white leather. As light as a feather. Wonderful grip and fits like a glove. Softprotect heel portion. padded tongue, special rubber toe piece.
1971, adidas catalogue in English
The amazing new leather basketball shoe now worn by the best Pro and College players. Most players are immediately surprised by the unusual lightness and instant comfort. After a short work-out the soft white leather uppers form to your feet for a custom fit. Special heel design keeps the shoe securely on the foot during game action.
SOFTPROTECT padding (1&2) and extra large heel counter (3) protect the achilles tendon and help prevent turned ankles. First quality chrome-leather insole (4) with adjustable arch support (5) is another adidas exclusive. The world famous adidas 3 stripes (6) hold foot securely and eliminate stretching. Rugged rubber toe cap (7) takes the abuse of stop-and-go movement. An unusually long wearing shell-sole (8) is bonded and stitched to the uppers for more strength to the uppers for more strength and greater traction for the life of the shoe. Look for the distinctive heel patch (9) which identifies the original 3-stripe sportshoe.