Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $110
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Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Reviewers widely commend the Adidas Indoor Super’s comfortable disposition which they say is perfect for walking. Many of them mentioned the Ortholite insoles as adding to the comfort level of the shoe.
  • The shoe has a timeless classic design which many users loved. They said the shoe had that old casual football look that is both understated and stylish.
  • A significant number of people indicated that they have waited for more than a decade for the shoe to be reissued. They stated that the classic combination of stripes combined with the low rise heel gives a lovely vintage 80s feel to the shoe.
  • Several buyers described the shoe’s color scheme as “beautiful.” They said the colored stripe combinations of the Indoor Super looked great against the orange gum sole.
  • The Indoor Super’s overall quality got the thumbs up from testers who reported that the materials used were excellent and the shoe was well put together. One of them noted that the whole trainer had a very nice finish.
  • The shoe fit perfectly length-wise, some consumers found.
  • The price is reasonable, and the shoe is well worth the money, commenters said.
  • A couple of individuals praised the shoe for being extremely light without compromising comfort. They described it as just like wearing slippers.
  • According to one purchaser, the Adidas Indoor Super is durable and feels like it will last a long time.
  • The shoe is perfect for walking and has a good grip tread, said a pleased customer.

4 reasons not to buy

  • According to many who’ve tried the Adidas Indoor Super, the shoe runs narrow. People with wider feet may find them a bit tight around the mid area and would have to go up a size higher.
  • One customer said the sockliner detaches from the shoe when the shoe is taken off the feet.
  • The shoe’s suede quickly looks scruffy after use, noted one buyer.
  • A tester disliked the shoe’s laces which he found “miles too big.”

Bottom line

As a testament to the Adidas Indoor Super’s enduring appeal, people still find it as stylish as they did decades back when it was first released. The comfort is above par, and the quality is top-notch. The shoe runs a bit narrow and so might not be suited for wide-footed people but is true to size length-wise.

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Adidas Indoor Super History

The Adidas Indoor Super was initially released in the 80s for the sport of squash, a highly popular racket-game then. It utilized nylon for the upper and reinforced with velour, featured a rounded toe box with perforations, and had a flexible rubber outsole that was specifically designed for indoor sports.

The Adidas Indoor Super enjoyed a hugely successful and long run, not only with fans of the racket game but also crossing boundaries into the fashion scene. The silhouette was considered a ‘must-have’ and wearing them with frayed jeans was marked as ‘cool.’ After years of enjoying prominence, the shoe was discontinued for a while before enjoying a brief reissue back in 2003 in limited numbers. The reissue kept most of the details of the original but instead utilized leather for the upper.

The shoe was released again in bigger numbers after that, much to the delight of fans of the shoe. It has also seen a few iterations since then. One of these is the Indoor Super Spezial launched as part of Adidas’ Autumn Winter 2016 collection. The Spezial edition was basically a retooling of the 2003 reissue to make the shoe’s toe box as flat and as close as possible to the OG, which the reissue had not achieved.

In 2017, a bevy of colorways and editions were introduced. One is August’s “London to Manchester” Pack which included a white and yellow version of the Indoor Super, said to represent above ground transport Manchester’s colors. It had a premium leather, nylon, and suede upper and silver accents on the heel tab and three branding stripes.

Another is September’s Busenitz edition. Adidas Skateboarding’s team rider, Dennis Busenitz, kept the colorway and gum sole of the OG but reworked it to have a pig suede upper, modified canvas tongue, and nylon overlays throughout. It was also tweaked to have a more stable and durable grip on a skateboard.

October also saw the release of a limited edition colorway of the shoe. This colorway featured a deep claret-colored upper and light blue tongue, heel tab, and stripes.

Adidas Indoor Super Style

The Indoor Super is a low profile, low top trainer that is perfect for casual events. Pair it with shorts, blue jeans, or tapered trousers and a long-sleeved henley top for an easygoing look.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Indoor Super is offered in men’s sizes which range from 3.5 to 13.5. The shoe is true to size lengthwise but is a bit narrow according to reviewers. People with wide feet may opt to go up a size higher.

Notable Features

The Adidas Indoor Super’s silhouette and contrasting three-stripe design, which have made a lasting decades-long impression on a lot of people after its first release, is the model’s most notable feature. Add to that the comfort and reasonable price, and you’ve got a standout shoe.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has a suede upper with a nylon quarter and perforated toe area.
  • The Indoor Super features a synthetic leather patch on the heel and textile lining.