The Case For Adidas’ Grand Court Sneakers (Instead of Superstars)

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I thought my Adidas Superstars would stand the test of time…that our love would never falter. And for good reason — the entire TME team has been wearing Superstars for years, and can’t say enough good things about them.

Not only are Adidas Superstars often the editors’ sneaker of choice while traveling, but they’ve identified them as one of the best sneakers to wear with dresses, too. They’re versatile and chic and comfortable but…

But then the Adidas Grand Court sneakers caught my eye. With their “cloud foam technology” and whatnot… and I had to try them.

Just…try them.

Sure, Meredith.

Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I've found myself choosing 'em over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious when I took them to Boston & left my Superstars at home.

Jeans | Grand Court | Superstar

Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I’ve found myself regularly selecting them over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious between us when I took them to Boston and left my Superstars at home. I pounded the pavement for miles…from the North End to Newbury, Beacon Hill to Back Bay with nary a complaint.

Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I've found myself choosing 'em over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious when I took them to Boston & left my Superstars at home.

Grand Court | Superstar

Why The Adidas Grand Court Sneakers Outshine The Superstars

I know, these shoes look virtually the same, but there are three main differences between the Adidas Superstars and the Adidas Grand Court. The last one, in particular, seals the deal for me in favor of the Grand Court.

  1. The Superstars are made with leather; the Grand Court sneakers are not.
  2. The Superstars have a hard shell toe; the Grand Court sneakers are soft.
  3. The Grand Court sneakers have cloud foam technology; the Superstars do not.
Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I've found myself choosing 'em over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious when I took them to Boston & left my Superstars at home.

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I can’t tell you what “cloud foam technology is,” I’m not Pinky and the Brain, but I can tell you it feels like you’re walking on — oh I don’t know — CLOUDS, when you wear them. That added support is greatly appreciated for these, erm, approaching mid-30s feet.

Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I've found myself choosing 'em over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious when I took them to Boston & left my Superstars at home.

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The other reason I like the Grand Court’s better than the Superstars is that they are TTS (true to size). The Adidas Superstars are a little trickier with sizing. Many people size down a half, but that didn’t work for me. I wear my normal size (8), but they feel just a smidge too wide. Not uncomfortable, but definitely not my Cinderella, glass slipper moment.

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Ever since purchasing my Adidas Grand Court sneakers, I've found myself choosing 'em over my Adidas Superstar sneaks. I knew things were getting pretty serious when I took them to Boston & left my Superstars at home.

I’m definitely not “kicking” my Adidas Superstar sneakers to the curb (I’ve been waiting the entire article to use that pun), but they are getting a little reprieve as I enjoy the heck out of my Grand Court sneakers.

Adidas is an excellent brand of sneakers, I like both…but which are my favorite?

Hands-down the Grand Court.

x, Meredith

Photos by the wonderful Taylor Belle Photography.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Very interesting! Ever wear Stan Smiths? I’d be curious to hear how they compare. I don’t find Stan Smiths to be that comfortable.

  2. I mean, surely THE LEOPARD has something to do with that choice! ROWR.

    The Grand Court looks like a Stan Smith and a Superstar had babies, and I mean that in a good way. (sigh) I do not need another pair of white sneakers. I do not need another pair of white sneakers….

  3. YES! I found grand courts at TJ Maxx 3 years ago and they are my go to sneaker for everything that’s not actually working out. They’re getting a little worn looking, so I’m keeping a lookout for a sale! (Or, you know, Marshalls)

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