4.0 out of 5 starsGreat shoes.... but can a middle-aged man wear them in 2016?
September 6, 2016
I loved these shoes when I had them as a teenager in the 1970s. Fast forward.... I bought a pair of these in 2010. I loved wearing them again! Retro! Modern! Then they wore out I bought another pair in 2015. I loved wearing them again.... again! Then my son pointed out that Superstars are very popular with teenage girls. To rub it in, he sent my lots of pictures of girls at his high school wearing them.
Just received mine about an hour ago. They look good, like good fakes. I own a few pair of Adidas and these don't look the same quality. You can see the glue seeping from the seams. On top of that, they feel horrible. Extremely narrow, and I'm a slim guy I don't have very wide feet. Will be returning promptly. I don't recommend purchasing from this seller unfortunately.
They seem to be more narrow then they use to be. I don't know if its because it's the "Foundation" model but I've had 4 other pairs of original superstars that were a bit wider. There was definitely a break in period with these, which was a first for me with originals. I out my shoe stretcher in these overnight and that seemed to help quite a bit. It's just odd because every other pair I've owned were very comfortable right out of the box. I'd probably have to buy them in person next time.
Shoes look great and fit well. I was happy to FINALLY have these and then the white stuff started showing up. I cleaned the shoes thinking it was chalk or some dirt. Nope, it's the seams and the whiteness from the seams keeps coming and spreading on to the shoes. I do not know if it's a defect of the shoe or just my sneakers but BOTH sneakers. If this continues, I would not recommend to buy. This is not what should happen.
It fit as expected; however, the material needs to be broken in quite a bit before you reach true comfort. The padding / interior material is slightly "inflated" (poofy / expanded / fluffed up / not packed in and worn-in) which makes the fit a little tight on the top of your foot. But as the material gets broken in and the laces adjust, the fit is becoming more and more comfortable.
These look like a super long knockoff, although I can't be too sure if they are or not. I needed them at the time, so no time to return them, but they're not as nice in person as they are on the computer screen. I wouldn't buy them again.
Needed a replacement pair. Didn't like the gold logos that came on the tongue of these, would have preferred white or black instead as shown in the pictures. Other than that, the shoes fit comfortably. These are my 7th pair of Superstars so they fit as expected.