Is Bella Hadid Making Adidas Superstars Cool Again?
Who can forget the iconic, squeaky video of Bella Hadid shopping with Complex? She’s bought three pairs of Air Jordans, Converse, a pair of Vans Old Skool Platforms and absolutely no Adidas, but her latest Instagram post hints that the Superstars are back in a big way.
Certainly when Hadid filmed video with Complex in 2017, she had just teamed up with Nike to take part in a campaign to promote the Cortez, so it’s no surprise that her tastes were aligned with everything the brand was pushing. Having said that, she do add a few wilds to his basket (I’ve never seen these Vans coming!) and I can’t help but wonder if, in 2021, Adidas Superstars would have made the cut.
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At least a very bloated version of Superstars. “Hey, thank you very much Kerwin for my new Adidas Super Stuffed, I love them so much !!! I’m always so proud of everything you do !! Hadid captioned a carousel on Instagram, showing off her OOTD in front of an endless range of sneakers.
Paired with extra-large black jeans and a white tank top with red lip prints, Hadid rocked what I thought were classic Adidas superstars, but her caption told me why her proportions in the pictures looked so wild.
Rather than the OGs, Hadid wore the unreleased KT Superstar Superstuffed sneakers, an Adidas collaboration with a Harlem-based artist Kerwin frost. Frost promoted his collaboration with Adidas like crazy on the ‘Gram — and based on his posts (and a super savage promotional video) we know KT Superstar Superstuffed sneakers are padded for five times bigger than the size they actually are.
Even though they look bigger, they still fit like your classic Superstars, so they’re ideal for anyone who wants to A) enlarge their feet or B) play dramatic proportions like Hadid. Between her baggy jeans and chunky shoes, she served the reality of the Bratz doll.
“My intention with my Adidas collection is to create works of art that push boundaries and push boundaries,” Frost wrote on Instagram Stories. “When I announced my collaboration, you were probably expecting a color scheme – I literally changed all the genetics of iconic sneaker silhouettes. He also added that he liked “polarizing reactions”.
The KT Superstar Superstuffed sneakers are not out yet, but in the meantime there are tons of Classic Adidas Superstars now that you can buy the look of Hadid and refresh your shoe wardrobe for fall. Read on for a few of our favorites and don’t miss Frost’s collaboration this month.
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Superstars in Cloud White / Core Black / Cloud White
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Superstar Bold Shoes in Cloud White / Ambient Sky / Metallic Silver
Want height? These superstars have a platform sole and a floral print that you can pair with almost anything.
Superstar OT Tech Shoes in Cloud White / Bliss / Metallic Gold
If you like a more neutral color scheme but black and white is too harsh, this discreet gold is the perfect color to pair with a more minimalist wardrobe.
Superstars in Cloud White / Light Pink / Solar Red
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