These are not cheap, But the 1950s-style Adidas Samba trainers reissue is a lovely thing to see.
It is not cheap because this is a premium limited edition from Adidas and is exclusively available from the Adidas online store. They are also one of the few styles produced in Scheinfeld, Germany.
The limited nature and the premium nature bump up the price. But the desirability comes from the design. There are plenty of Sambas out there, and never more so than right now. But this particular Samba is a throwback shoe that’s unlikely to be around for long – or back again.
The Samba here is influenced by the first-ever Samba design, dating back to 1950. Yes, the Samba has been around for more than seven decades. And like most Adidas designs, it has changed (or evolved) over the decades.
We all know what the OG Samba looks like. You, like me, probably have a pair, whether it’s for 5-a-side or general wear. This one has a different shape, not unlike the Adidas from the turn of the 1960s. It reminds me a bit of the Adidas Italia.
But it still looks like a Samba in black leather, albeit with the white stitching on the premium leather upper. A white sole unit, white details and gold branding. That’s pretty much it.
You also get the limited edition box and bag and, just as well, as these don’t come cheap. £160 is the price of a pair of these.
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