What does it mean to be a Superstar?

The adidas Originals Superstar shoe is one of my all-time faves. If I could get myself every colorway, I would. It’s that awesome. That timeless. That iconic. I think when my kids grow up, it’ll still be hip and stylish. I expect it to be re-issued and re-thought in perpetuity.

That’s why I’m pretty excited that adidas is brewing something special for one of its flagship products. If 2014 was the year of the #ZXFlux, I expect 2015 to be the year of the #Superstar.

Here’s the latest press release from adidas about the Superstar:

#Timeless #OriginalSuperstar

adidas Originals questions what it means to be a superstar in 2015

When the Superstar shoe was first launched by adidas back in 1969, the word ‘Superstar’ was unambiguous. Today, the word has been corrupted to the point of confusion. So this year adidas Originals sets out to question what it means to be a superstar.

For entertainer and creative, Pharrell Williams, the meaning is clear; “It’s not about the number of views, likes, or shares.” While world-renowned footballer David Beckham decrees, “It’s not about trying to be the next big thing.”

Pharell Williams isn't about the views, likes, and shares.

David Beckham isn't about the next big thing.

“It’s not about having your name on a flag or a jersey,” echoes pro-basketball player Damian
Lillard, while singer-songwriter Rita Ora states, “It’s not about following in someone else’s

Rita Ora wants to blaze her own trail.

Video Game Dame isn't big on labels.

Whilst these ‘Superstars’ have all had different creative journeys, their original motivations from when they started out remain intact. Pharrell had a compelling need to create music. Beckham just wanted to be the best footballer he could be. They weren’t chasing fame; fame was a byproduct of their dedication and hard work.

Whether it’s 1969 or 2015 one thing is certain – there is no short cut to being a Superstar.
Watch the short film from adidas Originals, directed by Karim Huu Do, on what it means to be a Superstar in 2015: 

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