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Every piece of the Prada Superstar is made in Italy by Prada. Full-grain leather is used for the upper, which also features adidas Originals’ faithful rubber shell toe, rounded out by a herringbone-pattern rubber cupsole, triple-stripe branding and a Trefoil logo-print on the heel, alongside the Prada logotype.
The release also includes the Prada bowling bag for adidas, executed in calf leather with a sports nylon strap. The body of the bag boasts the twinned logos of Prada and adidas Originals.
Both products are offered in pared-back “Optic” white with black detailing. Availability is limited to 700 pieces, and both the Superstar and bowling bag are numbered with a unique serial.
The Superstar and bowling bag retail online through adidas.com and prada.com, and at selected Prada stores worldwide from December 4, 2019. Information on pricing has not yet been made available.
The adidas Superstar first launched in 1969 as an on-court basketball shoe, and was championed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but later became a cultural icon thanks to RUN DMC and the seminal track “My Adidas.” 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic sneakers. Throughout its 50-year history, the Superstar has been previously manufactured in France and Germany, and re-interpreted by musicians, fashion designers, and retailers.