Adidas Consortium collaborates with Korean sneaker retailer Kasina for a custom take on the Superstar Boost.
The major inspiration comes from “Taesahae”, a traditional form of footwear built by craftsmen and worn by Korean noblemen for several centuries. Kasina subtly alters the iconic Superstar with a bone white upper made with lavish nubuck and replacing the typical rubber shell toe is the same soft, meticulously tanned leather. A welted leather band outlines the iconic Superstar silhouette and its 3-Stripes branding only appears as tonal stitching on both sides. The gum sole features a contrasting white seam and is fitted with a BOOST™ midsole to provide modern comfort and cushioning. Finishing the shoes is a reddish acetate eyelet at the top of the tongue, a nod to mother-of-pearl – the iridescent substance often used for buttons in Korean clothing and furniture design.