Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most users find the Supra Aluminum comfortable for everyday use.
  • It is a cool and beautiful sneaker that overflows with style.
  • Supra never disappoints customers, and the Aluminum is one of the models that continues its pristine legacy.
  • Purchasing the sneaker is an excellent value for money.
  • A customer praised the car-upholstery-looking materials of the sneaker which takes him back to the 70’s.
  • The sneaker offers removable insoles which were a breath of fresh air for one user which is not provided by most brands.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to one reviewer, the Aluminum from Supra sagged a bit after wearing it a lot.
  • Few wearers found the sneaker to run a tad smaller.
  • A buyer noticed that the sneaker contains loose threads at the end of the stitches.

Bottom line

Continuing to flourish their high top legacy, Supra had done it again by adding another sophisticated but straightforward silhouette to their line-up namely the Supra Aluminum.

Built not only for class but also the board, the high top sneaker exudes comfort and performance on every stride. Users with wider than standard feet, however, might tend to go up half a size.

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Good to know

The sneaker consists of a lace-up enclosure for its lockdown that goes along six pairs of eyelets on the vamp and two extra pairs of rectangular eye holes above the ankle. The interior is composed of mesh to provide a breathable sensation.

The sneaker is offered in full-size ranges for men starting from 4 to 14. Women can go down 1 1/2 sizes from the men's, but the width will still follow a men's D medium.

The high top sneaker showcases its minimalist appeal by applying subdued tones for its colorways. The olive, Navy/Mojave, Bone White, grey, and black colorways can be dressed up or down with almost any article of clothing. To be able to maximize its fashion sense, one can partner it with skinny jeans that perfectly aligns with its high top collar. The white vulcanized sole give off a low profile look that adds to its street flair.

The critical feature of this Supra sneaker is the Gunmetal hardware logo at the heel which completes the overall pristine look. Aside from the heel logo, Supra branding is scattered all over the shoe which can be seen at the tongue, footbed, patch at the back and heel, and on the outsole.

It was a rough start for Angel Cabada and several of his friends to establish a skatewear brand, but their unshaken passion for the sport became their torch of inspiration to move forward. 2006 witnessed the birth of another skate-focused brand called Supra which was founded by Cabada and a handful of people including Chad Muska, Jim Greco, and Erik Ellington.

This group of people promised to uphold their skate concepts and stick to designs that would improve their performance in a silhouette they would love to see. Their first baby was the Skytop, a high top sneaker with a flat vulcanized sole that was released in 2006. It didn't catch up with skaters immediately, but as the years passed, skaters and even civilians would start grabbing a pair.

A successful shoe like the Skytop deserves a sequel and then in 2009, the much anticipated Supra Skytop II was released. The subsequent model lies more on the fashion bracket giving off a much higher high top flair than its predecessor. This model was quickly up for grabs, and it didn't sit on physical stores for very long, even the general releases.

It was almost sure that the company's fame had already penetrated the celebrity limelight by the release of the Skytop III. Icons like Lil Wayne and Jay Z gradually approached the founders of the brand including the consistent Supra supporter, Justin Beiber. As their fanbase expanded, so did their repertoire of Supra shoes.

One exceptional model was the Supra Aluminum which features the same high cut of the Skytop I but in a more minimalist design. It maintained the classic paneling of the Supra brand while utilizing a mix of canvas and textile materials for its upper. Set to impose an evolved style, the Supra Aluminum stands out to pave a new direction for the Supra brand.

  • The sneaker uses vulcanized construction for its cushioning with a white foxing tape to seal the process.
  • For the outsole's traction, the brand utilizes tightly-packed "S" marks arranged intricately.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.