Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Samba Super Suede is a comfortable pair of classics, most purchasers report.
  • Many reviewers note that this is as stylish as the original Samba Super.
  • A large number of reviewers appreciate the superb quality of this shoe that lasts for years.
  • Some purchasers are delighted to get this shoe at a reasonable price.
  • A few reviewers recommend this shoe.
  • Some purchasers comment that the color is true to the advertised photo online.
  • One reviewer notes that the suede material on the upper seems to be better than the previous Samba pairs he bought years ago.
  • A few purchasers note that this is lightweight.
  • Many commenters state that this shoe is very easy to wear and goes well with almost anything.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Samba Super Suede is a little narrow in the toebox, according to the majority of purchasers. 
  • A limited number of reviewers report that the heel part rubs on their skin.
  • Some disappointed purchasers mention that the logo and the text on the tongue wore off quickly.
  • One reviewer states that the shoelaces are short.

Bottom line

The Samba Super, one of the best Adidas shoes ever created, receives a new touch of premium suede on the upper. The retro look is completed with a large Trefoil branding on the prominent tongue, Three Stripes branding on the sides, iconic rubber toe cap, and grippy rubber outsole. 

Consumers who attest to its comfort also like that it is stylish enough to wear with almost anything. Although considered an excellent shoe for a great price, most purchasers find that it fits narrow in the toe box. 

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Good to know

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.

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. 

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.

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.

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.