July 2nd, 2011 by Brendan Dunne
While a certain other footwear giant may turn more heads with their skate line, adidas has been quietly building a strong collection of kicks for the action sports set. adidas team rider Dennis Busenitz reps the long-tongue heritage of the adidas Samba in his signature model, the adidas Busenitz. Much in the same way that Nike SB took the Dunk, a basketball shoe, and reappropriated its style for the skate crowd, adidas has flipped the Samba, a staple soccer shoe, with performance upgrades to make them street ready. This clean black and white colorway benefits from cream hits of suede to break up the two tone combo, with a deep brown gumsole on the bottom for traction and a bit of classic flavor. Hit the jump for more pics of this no nonsense colorway and head to Flatspot to grab your pair now.
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June 24th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Many have suggested Nike SB is getting back to its roots this year, as evidenced by the rehashing of familiar old colorways along with a return to simpler palettes in general. But if you look at the history of adidas Skateboarding, while we’ve seen several head-turners over the years, it’s just as easy to argue that Three Stripes’ skate division has always been offering the kind of simply satisfying looks that took hold in the early to mid ’90s. Take these three new pairs, for example — each of them uses no more than three colors on a classic silhouette to offer a trio of timeless looks in the adidas Skate Ronan (Pete Eldridge’s pro model), the Dennis Busenitz sig and a campus vulc that looks good no matter who’s wearing’ em. Click through to see all three and grab these from select adidas Skateboarding retailers like Premier.
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