The Superga brand was created on 3 October 1911, when the company Anonima per Azioni Walter Martiny started producing waterproof rubber-soled boots for agriculture, and vulcanised rubber-soled footwear.  In 1934 Superga counted many models used in sports activities (tennis, basketball, yachting, fitness training).  In 1951 the merger with Pirelli improved production to a great extent: between 1952 and 1975 the number of pairs of shoes produced jumped from 2 to 12 million per year.

In 1993 Superga spun off from Pirelli and joined the So.PA.F group until, in February 2004, BasicNet became its sole world licensee and in 2007 acquired its entire stake.