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If your shoes grant you access to the top of the Met’s status-bearing steps, then they’re a really, really good pair of shoes.
For new-girl-at-school Zoya Lott (played by Whitney Peak), the Dan Humphrey-inspired character in HBO Max’s much-anticipated “Gossip Girl” reboot, a crisp pair of limited-edition Beyonce Adidas sneakers are her golden ticket onto the topmost steps, and with it into her estranged half-sister’s reigning friend group. Only a few scenes after Tavi Gevinson’s Kate Keller gets ridiculed for wearing Zara (how dare she!) Zoya is getting her picture taken with private school’s “Queen Bee” Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander) — on her verified Instagram account, no less.
So, where can you get your hands on these clout-worthy Adidas sneakers? The “Beyonce Blue Ivy” Superstar Platforms, which came out last October, are sold out on Adidas’s website but are still available on third-party sites like Stadium Goods, Ebay and StockX. And no, you won’t have to have your billionaire sister buy them for you to cover the cost. The classic three-striped sneaker, which starts at $115 depending on the size, is reimagined in Beyonce’s popular collaboration, featuring a pointed rubber shell toe at the front, an elevated layered midsole and a rubber sole that wraps around the entire platform for a chunkier look. The pop-star kept her branding subtle with her name printed on the insole just beneath Adidas’s trefoil logo.
Beyonce’s unique take on the Superstar follows Adidas’s collaborations with other bold-faced names such as Pharrell, Jonah Hill and Sean Weatherspoon, so you have options. Whichever fast-selling Superstar you choose, though, you’ll have to act fast: nothing screams exclusive like a Julien Calloway Insta-tag.