Size and fit

The Adidas Samba Super is offered in both men and women’s sizing. However, a handful of users have observed that the shoes run small and narrow. So, it is generally advised for one to go for a size half bigger or even one size bigger for an excellent fit. 

Utilizing flat laces for a traditional lace-up closure, one can adjust the shoe for a more secure and customized fit. 

Adidas Samba Super Style

Staying true to its classic design, the Samba Super is treated to a chunkier upper that’s made in soft, comfortable, and flexible full-grain leather. In addition, the material used for the upper makes the sneakers more distinctive and qualitative. Featuring the iconic Three-stripes to both sides of the foot together with the Adidas branding to the tongue and heel, these details complete the whole look of the trainers. 

Transcending its early life as an indoor football shoe and is as effective forming part of a casual ensemble, this pair has been updated with a look that’s great to go for everyday wear. Basically, they go well with everything and look as good today as when they came out in the 70s. One can always go for either a casual or sporty attire as these sneakers can be matched with all sorts of clothes.

A pair of jeans, denim, jogger pants, baggy pants, or even shorts can look great with these shoes on. As for the top, a basic or cuffed tee, and oversized shirt, flannel pieces, tank tops, or even hoodies can look amazing when paired with these Sambas. Moreover, the Samba Super is available in black/white, all-white, red/white, and a few more other colorways. 

Notable Features

Aiming for sustainability, the Adidas Samba Super is crafted with eco-friendly materials inside and out. These trainers are constructed with a die-cut EVA midsole and comfortable cushioning material that delivers the shoe’s lightweight comfort for daily wear. In addition, the padded heel and ankles also contribute to the shoe’s added comfort. 

The sneakers come with a molded synthetic tongue and a big rubber toe bumper for extra toe protection which also helps protect the shoe from wear and tear. Moreover, a thick textured extended sole adds character to the toe area while providing durability. At the bottom of the shoe, the cleat-inspired rubber sole makes the underfoot gripping and traction more effective.

Adidas Samba Super History

Adidas is a renowned sportswear powerhouse with a global reputation for its ingenious designs. The brand’s famous three-stripe logo has gained iconic status in popular culture, making it one of the largest sportswear manufacturers in the world. With the brand’s ever-evolving technologies on shoes, they always create new kicks to add to their growing number of collections. 

For more than 80 years, Adidas has been a huge part of the world of athletic and fashion shoes. The brand continues to deliver state-of-the-art casual, running, and athletic footwear. Their innovative designs elevate the performance of athletes and casual wearers alike by creating and releasing shoes that work with the foot. As part of the brand, Adidas Originals is an unwavering mission to celebrate originality. The brand’s rich, sporting heritage combines it with contemporary style codes to achieve a mix of technical prowess and street-ready design.

Among the shoes that belong to the Adidas Originals collection is the all-time classic Adidas Samba Super. Adidas brings back an icon as a resurgence in football fashion. A cool icon to the sneaker world, the Adidas Samba first emerged in the 50s but became popular again throughout the 80s. In present times, the Samba Super is reissued with chunkier uppers and soft full-grain leather. These trainers even upgrade the tooling with a light EVA midsole and a grippy cleat-inspired rubber outsole.

Nice to know

  • The Samba writing sits on the outer foot and the sidewalls of the sneakers.
  • The iconic Adidas branding and a silver trefoil to the tongue complete the overall branding to the Samba Super. 
  • Furthermore, a contrast heel patch can be found on the heel area.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Samba
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Samba
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.