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Adidas Superstar for Men and Women - $53.57

Posted 12-31-2016 by awong11211 at 08:49 PM
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Men link please?
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Just spent $80 for these for a Xmas present
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Men link please?
It's on the page linked by the OP. EVen though it says women it has men's size listed in the scroll option for size.
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Watch out! Looks like it's the "ice" model, which has a clear sole. It's probably not what you want because that's not retro to the '70s or '80s.
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Men link please?
They're unisex shoes. OPs link shows mens and womens sizes available.

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Watch out! Looks like it's the "ice" model, which has a clear sole. It's probably not what you want because that's not retro to the '70s or '80s.
How do you figure that? There is no mention of that in the title/description, and the pics clearly show the while soles.
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They're not the originals because I know Superstars when I see them. I've been wearing them since before RUN DMC. On these, what appears to be a shadow under the shoe is actually the clear sole of the "ice" model. Also, the original model should have gold-colored emblem on the tongue. And if you're still not convinced, OP's link has "ice" imbedded within it.

And for the really, really die-hard retro fans, the sole and clamshell from the '70s and '80s used to get slightly discolored yellowish. Adidas now makes a model that's already discolored as the "Superstar 80s" and it's colors are labeled as "White/Black/Chalk2". But for most people, discolored shoes are not preferred.
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They're not the originals because I know Superstars when I see them. I've been wearing them since before RUN DMC. On these, what appears to be a shadow under the shoe is actually the clear sole of the "ice" model. Also, the original model should have gold-colored emblem on the tongue. And if you're still not convinced, OP's link has "ice" imbedded within it.

And for the really, really die-hard retro fans, the sole and clamshell from the '70s and '80s used to get slightly discolored yellowish. Adidas now makes a model that's already discolored as the "Superstar 80s" and it's colors are labeled as "White/Black/Chalk2". But for most people, discolored shoes are not preferred.

Ahhh, you're right. I thought that was shadow, but that is clearly the clear sole. The shoes the model is wearing are not the same either...My bad.

I personally prefer the discoloration/aging, just for the fact that I like mine to show age/wear. For some reason when I see someone running around with a crisp brand new pair of Superstars or Sambas, I think they're posers laugh out loud
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OK, after some thoughts, perhaps the ice model IS retro. Superstars were really expensive back in the days, especially when you can easilly buy Pro-Keds and All-Stars over at the A&P supermarket at two pairs for $5. Superstars were at $32 a pair and you can only get them at high-end sporting goods stores. I got mine at Paragons over at, I think, 17th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, where I also got my first professional-quality board with G&S Fibreflex deck, Tracker Trucks, and Roadrider wheels with German bearings. Anyways, because they were so expensive, I used to squeeze ShoeGoo on my soles when they get worn down so that they can last just a little longer. The clear ShoeGoo on my Superstar soles, back in the days, looked similar to the clear soles of the current ice model. People don't do the ShoeGoo thing anymore, and therefore, retro-style. Good times back then.

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Apart all real retro fact, the ''ice'' part tends to oxidize quite fast and turns into some ugly yellow-ish color
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If these are fake. Can some one link the originals.
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They're not the originals because I know Superstars when I see them. I've been wearing them since before RUN DMC. On these, what appears to be a shadow under the shoe is actually the clear sole of the "ice" model. Also, the original model should have gold-colored emblem on the tongue. And if you're still not convinced, OP's link has "ice" imbedded within it.

And for the really, really die-hard retro fans, the sole and clamshell from the '70s and '80s used to get slightly discolored yellowish. Adidas now makes a model that's already discolored as the "Superstar 80s" and it's colors are labeled as "White/Black/Chalk2". But for most people, discolored shoes are not preferred.
+1 ... this guy knows his sneakers! they're not fakes they're just not the top of the line as they're missing the gold
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I miss the days when these were cheap. I had over 30 pairs
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Do these actually run one size large as described?
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Still waiting for a sale on sambas
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