Throughout the past few years, adidas has made a concerted effort toward reimagining the pillars of its lifestyle archives. Amidst the return of silhouettes like the adidas Samoa, the German sportswear behemoth has carved out a sizable introduction for its latest tooling that reconfigures the iconic adidas Samba.
Boasting a slightly more puffed-out leather upper than its OG counterpart’s streamlined construction, the Sambae allows for a number of contemporary redesign choices. Immediately, the silhouette is brought into the modern era with a platformed version of its classic vulcanized gum outsole that now wraps up the sidewalls, partially covering the appearance of thick embroidered 3-Stripes. The remaining real estate remains ingrained in the ethos of the Samba with gold foil labels and suede-cured mudguards.
Classic “Core Black” and “Cloud White” compositions echo the Samba’s original monochrome efforts while “Collegiate Green” and “Collegiate Red” bring a varsity, prep-style aesthetic to the all-new low-top. The latter few primary hues outfit in the model’s typical real estate – within the embroidered 3-Stripes and both the tongue and heel tabs.
The adidas Sambae is scheduled to release on December 1st in a quartet of colorways for a retail price of $110. In the meantime, each pair can be seen ahead in detailed imagery.