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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.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

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.


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.