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Superga’s Classic Cotu sneaker has been featured on countless style blogs but our readers want to know: do they work well for travel? We put them to the test. Check out our Superga sneakers review!


Superga Sneakers Review



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When it comes to Superga vs Converse or Superga vs Vans, we’ll choose Superga every time. This brand looks so good with any outfit, we’ve put together a Superga sneakers review to spread the love about this style footwear brand!




Superga Unisex 2750 Black Cotu Classic Sneaker


Superga Product Basics


  • Fabric: Canvas upper with a rubber sole
  • Heel Height: 1” midsole
  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • Features: A round toe with several colors available
  • Weather: Year-round, but not best for super cold or super hot climates
  • Destinations: Anywhere! They work for long days of shopping or sightseeing.




Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Cafe Noir Classic Sneaker


What are Superga sneakers?


Superga is an Italian footwear brand that is best known for its classic 2750 Cotu Classic sneaker shown above. The design is over 100 years old but has been transformed over the years to feature new heights, fabrics, and weather-friendly options, too.

The Superga Cotu looks like a traditional sneaker (think Converse or Keds) but for some reason attracts a wider range of women including fashionistas, celebrities, even royalty. In fact, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a pair at the London Marathon amongst other places.

Many years ago, I first saw a girl wearing a black pair of Supergas in Rome paired with a nice black romper. I couldn’t believe how stylish they looked with her chic outfit.

The Superga Cotu sneaker seems more polished and put together than a traditional sneaker even though it looks so similar. Somehow they’re just different.  Perhaps Supergas are the shoes you wear if you don’t normally wear sneakers?

I should note that these sneakers come in a variety of styles, too. There are Superga slip on sneakers, Superga platform sneakers, and Superga white sneakers and they easy to pair with any outfit from your travel capsule wardrobe!




Readers agree: Superga sneakers are a stylish step above other brands


I turned to our readers and asked them for their Superga reviews, which were mostly good. One reader says: “I wore them in Italy in summer 2015, for almost two weeks. I put Dr. Scholl’s gel insoles in them and they were great – I wore them two days straight for tons of walking at the World Expo.”

But some readers felt that – while they are cute to wear at home – they were a little heavy for travel: “My two cute pairs of Supergas stay home. Even with extra insoles, they are not comfy enough for me to do all day on my feet. Plus they are soooo much heavier to pack than other similar styles.”



With mixed feedback, I decided to try them out for myself. This is my Superga sneakers review:





How do Superga sneakers fit?


I normally wear a size 7 US and bought size 37 1/2. When it comes to Superga sizing, the shoe fits the exact length of my foot. I do have a narrow foot and wear the laces tied very tight to have a secure, snug fit. However, overall the shoe is true to size based on the Superga size chart shown above.  





Are Superga sneakers comfortable?


I find Supergas incredibly comfortable! They have become a staple in my travel wardrobe. They have a soft foot bed, which makes them easy to wear everyday.

I even bought them as a gift for a friend who worked in London and wanted comfortable shoes for her commute. She shared her Superga sneaker review with me and told me she’s been incredibly happy with them after using them almost daily for over six months!


Take a look at our list of the most recommended white sneakers for long days on your feet! 




Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker in Grey Sage


Are Superga tennis shoes supportive?


While Superga Cotu sneakers don’t offer built-in arch support, many travelers use either a removable arch insole or gel insole to adjust for their own level of comfort. If you require arch support for your Superga sneakers, you can also try our list of the best travel shoes for arch support!



Are Superga sneakers good for travel?


As a traveler that’s always looking to pack light, their weight instantly put me off. In fact, this was the only complaint our readers had about these shoes when they weighed in with their Superga sneakers review. They all said they were cute but they were heavy.

The weight almost stopped me from traveling with them, and I’m so glad I didn’t. I wanted to find out why so many women are in love with these shoes.

I wore them on the plane to and from my destination instead of packing them inside my suitcase. Because of this, their weight was no longer an issue for me as a traveler.

As I’ve already mentioned, these shoes are stylish and well-loved by many. If you’re happy with light support and comfortable yet casual chic shoes, they’re are a good option for travel!


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How to wear Superga sneakers


I’m so glad I gave these shoes a shot and was able to share my Superga Sneaker review! I ended up wearing them all summer in England for cool days with minimal rain. They are ideal shoes for mild weather travels, cool summers, and light rain. They still hold up, despite my wearing them all over town just about every day.

They’re ultra-stylish and seem to go well with all my clothing. They’re also celebrity and blogger approved. For some reason, these sneakers have been the only exception to this rule.

I even tried fashionable leather sneakers, but they still didn’t feel right. My classic Supergas in grey have somehow transcended my dislike of sneakers (or athletic shoes).


You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!




Superga Unisex 2750 Navy Cotu Classic Sneaker


Where to buy Superga sneakers


You can buy Superga sneakers directly on their website, Nordstrom, or Zappos. I bought mine on Amazon UK although they’re also available on Amazon US.




Superga Unisex 2750 Navy Cotu Classic Sneaker in Faded Cargo 


Readers agree Superga Cotu are great!


To encapsulate my Superga sneakers review – as someone that does not wear sneakers or any type of athletic shoe, I have seriously fallen in love with these shoes!!!

They’ve traveled practically everywhere with me the past year and I even took them to the Galapagos. They’ve also become my go-to summer shoe in England and a no-brainer option for days or trips where I’ll be encountering a variety of weather including light rain.

They are 100% TFG Approved! If you are looking for an easy to wear, neutral shoe that you can use in a variety of settings and weather (and you don’t need arch support), the Superga Cotu Classic is a must!



Editor’s Thoughts


The truth is, I’m not a sneakers kind of a girl. I never have been and, despite athleisure being so popular the past few years, this style is just not for me.

Wearing any type of athletic shoe, whether it’s a cute pair of slip ons or trendy Nikes, can look ultra-stylish on so many women but there are only two places I’ll wear sneakers: to the gym and on a mountain. Never in the city. Never to the grocery store. Never!

I don’t know why, but athletic shoes are just not for me. It’s a shame, too, because I’ve tried to like them. I really have.

There are so many cute styles of athletic shoes out there, especially as designers have embraced the popularity of athleisure. I love how stylish other women look with their sleek outfits paired ever so casually with a sneaker.

Fortunately, as a traveler, not wearing sneakers has never been an issue for me. In the heat, I wear sandals. In the cold, I wear boots. Just as I would have done at home in Los Angeles.

If I wouldn’t wear athletic shoes at home, why would I do so while traveling?

…but then…there was Superga.

These sneakers changed the way I thought about wearing athletic shoes. No longer was I adverse to pairing these cute shoes with everything from casual leggings to more formal travel wear.




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


Tips for packing your sneakers


Determining how to pack sneakers for travel can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to pack light.  To make it easier, start by choosing a container such as a shoe bag or a packing cube then pack according to your type of luggage.

Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it is important to put your shoes in first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it’s stands sideways so it is important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your shoes will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit.

To store, use washable shoe bags, gallon size Ziploc bags, or plastic shower caps to keep your belongings separate from your shoes.



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