adidas 4E Superstar 86 “Uprock”
- MODEL: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR 86
- SERIES: ADIDAS FOUR ELEMENTS
- NICKNAME: 4E BBOY "UPROCK"
- MADE IN: CHINA
- MADE ON: 05/08
- ART.NO: 060190
The Four Elements series (aka 4E) was inspired by hip hop culture and it’s various parts. These ‘Uprock’ Superstar 86′s were released in honor of the b-boy (and b-girl) along with a matching 4E Uprock Windbreaker.
The shoe’s upper is mostly plastic-coated white leather with purple designs depicting various break-dancing imagery. The plastic itself is textured with grooves to provide a hologram effect, animating the graphics as you walk. Clear plastic side stripes layer over the holographic side panels to maximize the visibility of the wild design. The eyelets are made of white patent leather strips, as is the vertical stripe on the lower part of the heel. The upper heel patch is purple patent leather with a teal blue trefoil logo. The blue is echoed on inside of the ankle collar as well as in the white leather tongue, bordering a purple ’4E’ logo that is present on most of the releases from the Four Elements series.
The shell toe is a classic white rubber matching the upper part of the outsole, which is finished off nicely with a blue tread. The innersole is purple with a blue and white print of a superstar and the word ‘UPROCK!’ in large block letters. The shoes come with two pairs of blue laces and a pair of purple laces.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol