The Sneaker Every Fashion Girl Will Wear This Year

Last year, it was the Stan Smith. Now, there's another pair of adidas kicks gracing the feet of noteworthy fashion girls: the Superstar. The style — with its hard-toe shell and three stripes — first arrived on the court in 1970. It made headway in the '80s hip hop scene and seemingly retired when more flamboyant, colorful sneakers hit shelves. But, the Superstar resurfaced again in the late '90s and early 2000s. (Two of our shopping editors specifically remember wearing exclusively Superstars throughout middle school.) 

Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, the star silhouette is back. To celebrate, the R29 shopping team slipped into the classic sneakers and took them out on the town. Scroll below to check out four different ways to style the Superstars. It's time for a fashion-forward throwback for your feet. 

Naomi Nevitt, shopping and market director
"Shell-toe adidas were the go-to shoe of the coolest girls at my school. Besides our colorful Kipling backpacks, these sneakers were our only way to express ourselves while still wearing our mandated school uniforms. I'm excited to wear my Superstars again this spring. But, instead of channeling my 13-year-old self and pairing them with a hiked-up pleated skirt, I'm planning to wear them with my new grown-up uniform (of my own choice): a midi-skirt and oversized turtleneck."
Rachel Besser, assistant market editor
"These sneakers compliment my go-to winter look quite well. Since the weather this season has been a joke, for extra warmth I like layering a long sweaterdress over my usual jeans ensemble. Not only does it keep me toasty; the heather gray adds the texture and color I need to ground the rest of the laid-back outfit." 
Bobby Schuessler, senior market editor
"On my (much smaller) sixth-grade feet, you would only ever see Superstars — usually with bright-orange stripes, my thing at the time. So, you can imagine my excitement when I got to revisit my youth this season. Since we've been reunited, I have barely taken these Superstars off. Nowadays, I'm accenting them with a fun, printed sock and rolled-up jeans." 
Ellen Hoffman, associate shopping editor
"To be totally honest, I’ve never been much of a sneakers-and-jeans girl; I prefer fancy heels or flats and pleated skirts. That said, I’m all about comfort, and I was happy to oblige in this photo shoot. As soon as the Superstars touched my feet, I didn’t want to take them off. Now, I'm truly practicing what I preach."
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