Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers found the Supra Ellington to be very comfortable.
  • The Supra Ellington is offered in a number of colorways prompting some purchasers to buy the kick in varying hues.
  • A couple of skaters commended the shoe's sturdy upper materials as it retained its shape even after weeks of heavily skating in them.
  • The shoe's style is regarded to be timeless and versatile by a great number of users.
  • These sneakers fit true to size.
  • Some skaters noticed that the thicker heel cushioning was efficient in protecting the feet from high impact landings.
  • The Supra Ellington is lightweight.
  • Its rubber outsole provides excellent grip according to most of the wearers.
  • A higher number of consumers deemed the kick's materials and construction to be of excellent quality.
  • Available at $85, the Supra Ellington is a great product at a very affordable price.

1 reason not to buy

  • Several skaters noticed that the first to wear out is the leather panel in the midfoot.

Bottom line

Supra co-founder and pro skater Erik Ellington designed a stylish skate shoe that's meant to shred in the park, and it is aptly called the Supra Ellington. The shoe put equal value in style and function and is revered by many as a fashionable kick that delivers during skate sessions.

Hence, both skaters and non-skaters alike can enjoy this latest addition to the brand's lineup. With its midpoint price range, many found this shoe as a must-have because of its stylish versatility, reliable durability, and comfort.

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Good to know

The Supra Ellington is available in both men's and women's sizes. The guys can choose from sizes 7 to 14 while the ladies can choose from sizes 8.5 to 12. Its upper is rendered in a mixture of leather and suede materials that are constructed to fit true to size. The kick's collar features molded, internal pods that provide extra ankle support and a snug, comfortable fit.

The classic skate silhouette of the low-top Supra Ellington befits those who prefer an effortlessly stylish and cool ensemble. Taking cues from the esteemed Air Jordan line, this shoe seamlessly mixed basketball inspired aesthetics with the time-tested skate profile.

Its wide array of colorways, which includes both neutral and bold hues, and a variation of midsole designs offer a style that is not limited to the skate park. The guys could dress it up in a pair of chinos and a button-down shirt for school functions, casual office affair or dining out while ladies can pair it with leggings, shorts, skirts, or jeans for a casual day out.

The kick's use of two different materials for its upper offers a dual texture that enhances its overall appeal. The perforated leather midfoot panel and tongue not only provides breathability but also a stylish contrast to the smooth suede overlay. Moreover, the midsole's dual-layer design further elevates the shoe's aesthetic.

Underneath all these is a lightweight Suprafoam footbed that's thicker in the heel for impact protection and thinner at the toe for better board feel.

Officially introduced in 2006, Supra was founded by a long-time skater named Angel Cabada along with a few pro skaters named Chad Muska, Erik Ellington, and Jim Greco. The company's target market is directed to skaters hence their products are centered on skate performance, but with their shoe's stylish designs it also appealed to many musicians. Some personalities who were spotted rocking a pair of Supras were Jay Z, Steve Aoki, Lil Wayne, and Justin Bieber.

Cabada wanted to create Supra to provide footwear that would go well with his clothing business called KR3W, but more importantly, he was motivated to take the sneaker game up a level. Hence, the name ‘Supra,' which loosely translates to "above and beyond" in Latin.

Cabada along with his partners all have their own signature shoe models, and Erik Ellington has at least six models under his belt. His sixth shoe design aptly named the Supra Ellington was a low-top skate shoe released in 2012. It is available in a number of colorway options and took design cues from the Air Jordan legacy.

  • It is available in Medium width.
  • The shoe comes with two pairs of shoelaces.
  • Both the kick's collar and tongue are padded for added cushioning and comfort.
  • This kick has a cupsole construction, which offers more foot and ankle support.
  • The Ellington also comes in a strap and vulc versions.


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