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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Adidas Samba Super Suede History
The original Adidas Samba first released in 1950. Made in Germany, it was a well-sought football 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.
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.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Samba Super Suede is a low-top sneaker that is available in men’s sizing which ranges from 4 to 14.5 in D Standard width. It is also available in women’s sizing which ranges from 4.5 to 10 in B medium width. It has a 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 it in place.
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.
- 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.