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.

  • Collaboration
    Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • 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
    $80
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers claimed that the Adidas Suciu ADV is quite comfortable.
  • The multi-directional Vector Traction cupsole with flex grooves of the shoe gives an additional control.
  • Some reviewers said that the shoe is highly durable.
  • The shoe is very light.
  • The internal bootie of the Suciu ADV provides an excellent lock-down fit.
  • The asymmetrical collar of the sneaker gives an additional support.
  • The shoe is available in multiple coloways.
  • According to some skaters, the board feel felt very good.
  • Some users loved its streetwear look.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers said that the rubberized insole of the shoe is a bit sticky making the socks bunch up when you putting it on.
  • A handful noted that the colors online are not as rich as in person.
  • The Adidas Suciu ADV often gets sold out online, based on the comments of a few.

Bottom line

The Adiprene insole of the Adidas Suciu ADV gives the foot – specifically the heel – a firm hold especially when skating. It also absorbs impact on landings and gives a great board feel. The symmetrical ankle of the shoe is of great help to curb a rolled ankle occasionally. The tread pattern of the shoe provides a good grip. All these make the shoe superb for skateboarders, but the very affordable price with the looks to match are certainly deal clinchers for this shoe.

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Adidas Suciu ADV History

Adidas’ first signature skate shoe that is fully-designed by skate pro, Mark Suciu, is the Adidas Suciu ADV. Mark Suciu’s inspiration in creating the shoe comes from his passion and admiration for history and science. Suciu has managed to combine the world of history and the performance-driven innovative design, resulting to the creation of the timeless shoe profile of the Adidas Suciu ADV.

He took a historical view on most of the locations he skates on. He learned every history behind each location and how each history shows relations to the American story.

Suciu’s passion for the Gothic architectural design is his inspiration for the new touch on the signature Trefoil logo of Adidas Originals, the Suciu logo itself, and the patterns on the heel design of the shoe.

Architectural designs have mostly been the source of the idea on how to design the shoe. Mark Suciu’s favourite architects and architectural designs have mostly inspired the details found on every inch of the shoe. The Adidas Suciu ADV basically shows the relationship between architecture and skateboarding.

Adidas Suciu ADV Style

Being a skate shoe does limit the Adidas Suciu ADV to show its capability of being a versatile shoe. The sneaker can also be worn as a fashion shoe, pairing it up with a casual outfit. The shoe can go with an appropriate street-style outfit and can be worn for daily use.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Suciu ADV’s fit is basically the same with the other Adidas skate shoe. But at first it can feel a bit huge, mainly because of the Adiprene insole of the shoe and the cushioning in the toebox. It would also seem a bit long in which those who do not like an extra space in the toe box can consider going down in sizes. The internal bootie at the midfoot of the shoe gives off a snug fit for the foot. The shoe fairly runs true to size.

Notable Features

The whole shoe is designed after the specifics of Mark Suciu, hence it works like a dream for skateboarders. When it comes to performance, the outsole is something to really marvel at as it provides superb grip and durability. Additionally, board control and feel are enhanced with the shoe’s technical construction.

For the fashion conscious, the upper’s neat and simple silhouette comes as an excellent style that can basically take the user to almost any place. It is a shoe that epitomizes what being cool and street-wise is being all about.

Additional Info

  • Adidas three-stripe logo can be seen on the side of the shoe.
  • Suede material on the upper.
  • Two members of the Adidas design team, Andrew Sprigle and Rob Carlos, flew out to Philadelphia to work with Mark Suciu in designing the Adidas Suciu ADV.