Size and fit

The Adidas Samba Super Suede is a low-top sneaker with traditional lace closure for a customizable fit depending on the wearer’s preference. The structure allows flexible ankle mobility and ample hold and support on the feet.

There is sufficient padding on the collar to give a plush feel around the ankle. Also, an added eyelet on the tongue is present, which functions primarily to help keep the tongue in place.

Adidas Samba Super Suede Style

The Adidas Samba Super Suede exemplifies what a true retro classic sneaker is. The Samba has been a favorite choice among sneaker fanatics across generations, and this suede version of the Super edition takes it to another level.

The material upgrade on the upper makes it somehow different from the original, without losing its roots and classic appeal. It is a kind of sneaker that never goes out of fashion and an ideal pair to wear with almost any type of wardrobe. 

Notable Features

What sets the Adidas Samba Super Suede apart from the Samba Super is the material upgrade on the upper from leather to suede. This particular version of the ‘50s model has suede all throughout the upper, including the overlays along the eyelets down to the toebox. Other than this, the rest of the features of the Samba Super are also exhibited in this suede version such as the huge tongue and the prominent rubber toe cap.

Adidas Samba Super Suede History

The original Adidas Samba first released in 1950. Made in Germany, it was a well-sought soccer shoe for hard or icy surfaces and also for indoor uses. Today, it is the longest running shoe still in production and the second best-selling Adidas model next to Stan Smith.

With its popularity, the Samba has been a favorite across generations. It has been released several times in different versions throughout the years, including the Samba Super. The Samba Super bears the traditional look of the Samba, but with a large rubber toe cap and a prominent synthetic tongue that set it apart from the other versions. It also utilizes full grain leather on the upper and a ridged rubber outsole.

Like the other Samba iterations, the Samba Super also received material upgrades and launched as new models. One is the Samba Super Suede, which utilizes suede material all throughout the upper, including the tongue, instead of leather.

Additional Info

  • There are Trefoil logo brandings visible on the tongue and the heel. Found on the lateral sides are the Samba print, the Adidas window branding, and the signature leather Three Stripes.
  • There is also a leather patch present on the heel for added support and durability.
  • Also featured is a compression molded EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.
  • The rubber outsole features suction points to enable maximum traction on surfaces.


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