November 3, 2004
Release # 05-034
Firm's Hotline: (877) 568-4632 


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: adidas Superstar Ultra and Pro Team Shoes

Units: About 187,000 pairs

Manufacturer: adidas America Inc., of Portland, Ore.

Hazard: A portion of the sole of the heel can separate or tear during use, which can result in injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: adidas America has received two reports of injuries involving these shoes, including one sprained ankle and one strained Achilles tendon.

Description: The adidas Pro Team and Superstar Ultra basketball shoes come in various color combinations. The recalled shoes have a six-digit article number on the inside part of the shoe tongue. A complete list of the article numbers of the shoes involved in the recall can be found at or by calling the firm's recall hotline.

Sold at: adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide, and at The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold between January 2004 and October 2004 for about $120. The Pro Team shoes were sold between July 2004 and October 2004 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes, and contact adidas America to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call adidas America toll-free at (877) 568-4632 anytime, or visit the adidas America Web site at

Picture of Recalled Basketball Shoes