Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers of the Supra Skytop IV copped a pair because they deem it as very stylish.
  • Consumers can choose from a variety of colorways and prints.
  • The shoe fit true to size, based on most of the wearers' opinions.
  • Several reviewers swore by this pair and claimed it as the best pair they've ever owned.
  • Majority of the users found the kick to be very comfortable.
  • A few wide-footed purchasers were amazed at how the shoe contoured after the shape of their feet after a short break-in period of 2 to 3 days.
  • The pair catches people attention and garners compliments every time it's worn out and about, based on some wearer's opinions.
  • Many shoe users commended the sneaker's materials and craftsmanship for being of excellent quality.
  • Its relatively high profile provides excellent ankle support.
  • The pair's ultra-durable construction amazed some consumers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Not everyone liked the Supra Skytop IV’s bold aesthetic.

Bottom line

Supra presents the fourth installment to their iconic Skytop range through the Skytop IV. Still rooted in skateboarding, this model retains the range's recognizable silhouette but now comes decked out in multiple design details, which sets it apart from its predecessors.

Ribbed heel counter and tongue, hexagonal top eyelets, and textured heel bumper all work in unison to form a fashion-forward looking sneaker. Not to be outdone by its aesthetic is its superb comfort, durability, and functionality that proved to be efficient for all-day casual or skate wear.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Supra sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this May
Better rated than the previous version Supra Skytop III

The Supra Skytop IV is offered in both men and women's sizes. The guys can choose from sizes 7 to 13 while the ladies can select from sizes 8.5 to 12. It generally fits true to size. However, users with wide feet claim that the shoe requires break-in time for the upper to shape comfortably after their feet.

The Supra Skytop IV displays a futuristic design with a retro touch offering you the best of both worlds and an array of ways to rock this pair. Celebrities and sneaker fans alike were very fond of the first batch's additional heel shroud as it adds an interesting detail to an already interesting silhouette. You can make the shoe the highlight of your outfit by pairing it with a shirt and skinny jeans or complement its bold design with an equally fun combination of printed socks and chinos.

The ruggedly constructed high-top features extra tall tongue and collar with ribbed detailing for enhanced aesthetic. Leather panels on both sides of the shoe provide stability and stylish accent. Textured heel accent adds fashionable detail to the kick's overall design. All of these sit atop a lightweight Suprafoam midsole for impact protection and cushioning.

The Supra Skytop IV is a successor of the brand's most iconic silhouette called the Skytop. Staying true to Supra's Latin meaning of "above and beyond," the Skytop was launched in 2007 and completely embodied this mantra. The first iteration skyrocketed to fame when Jay-Z endorsed it.

Three people worked hand-in-hand to bring the Skytop to reality: brand founder Angel Cabada, pro skater Chad Muska, and designer Josh Brubaker. Their primary goal in designing the shoe was creating a functional skate kick that is also fashion-forward. The original Skytop was followed by the Supra Skytop II, which was deemed to be more inclined to the fashion side given its ultra-high silhouette. Justin Bieber was one of the celebrities who was frequently seen rocking them.

After the successful runs of the first two Skytop models, Supra introduced the third model of the Skytop range called the Skytop III. It featured a lower profile and a lot more technologies. Muska said that they liked surprising their fans so when the fans expected the next shoe to be higher, they brought it down and decked it with technical features.

The introduction of the fourth installment to the range brought back the original silhouette's height and is still decked out with technologies just like its immediate predecessor. The Supra Skytop IV's inspiration was taken from Muska' travels and the idea of creating a stylish kick that could be worn both casually and otherwise. The shoe is available in a myriad of colorways including Steve Aoki and Hunger Games collaborations.

  • It is offered in Medium width.
  • A neoprene internal cleatie construction helps keep feet in place.
  • Both the tongue and collar are generously padded for excellent cushioning and comfort.
  • Perforation detailing is placed throughout the shoe for enhanced breathability.
  • A heel pull-tab serves as an aid for easier entry.
  • Different upper materials grace the shoe depending on the colorway.
  • Colorways include Celestial, Laser Cut Pony Hair, and Kamikaze.
  • The removable heel shroud feature is only made available in the shoe's first batch of release.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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