adidas Originals and Jonah Hill’s Superstar: A closer look
The Jonah Hill Superstar creates an organic link to Jonah’s own childhood influences, inspirations, and points of reference. Speaking on the design inspiration Jonah explains the creative process and his personal relationship to the silhouette:
“I started thinking back to all the experiences I had growing up while wearing them, and tried to make my fantasy version of what I would have wanted when I first wore them.”Jonah Hill
Inspired by Jonah’s upbringing on the West Coast during the 1990s, the collaborative Superstar sneaker honors the creative’s love for the original silhouette while adding his own aesthetics to it.
The Superstar is made-up in a core-white full-grain leather upper which is sat atop an off-white rubber sole. Shifting to the details: the silhouette features an abundance of personal touches, including “JH” and “Superstar” stitching in Jonah’s handwriting, and a lion embroidered on the back of the tongue, serving as an ode to one of his tattoos.
The instantly recognizable shell-toe sneaker is then complimented by subtle-yet-unorthodox three stripes details. Finally, the sneaker is capped off with a set of fat laces.
The Jonah Hill Superstar will available in limited quantities from the 11th of July at AED 649 on adidas.com and select stores.