SPoT Product Watch: Adidas Samba Wear Test

Posted on Monday, January 02, 2017 by Chris

The Samba transcends time, place, and style. Originally designed by Adi Dassler in 1950, it released as a high-tech performance shoe but it was it’s low-profile style and white/black contrast that gave it its immortality. 65 years later, it is the oldest adidas shoe in continuous production with over 35 million pairs sold to date. The Samba became famous in 1954 when West Germany seized the World Cup from Hungry. 25 years later, it became famous again when UK’s “Dandy Hooligans” of the late 80s turned the sneakers into a fashion staple as seen in “Away Days.”

Today, the transformed version of this iconic silhouette The Samba ADV, has been recreated and redesigned for your skateboarding needs. Made with a suede toe for durability and a responsive internal mesh bootie, this low-top shoe features a molded heel clip for heel lockdown and directional tread for amazing grip. The Samba ADV toe has also been added to the iconic Busenitz Vulc Shoe for a more modern look as well, The Busenitz Vulc Samba Edition.

Product Details:
  • Suede and leather upper with synthetic overlays
  • Internal mesh bootie for high comfort and responsive fit
  • Comfortable PU lining
  • Molded PU sock liner for comfort and impact cushioning
  • Molded TPU heel clip for increased support
  • Directional herringbone tread pattern for amazing grip and board control
So now that the history lesson and every product detail has been established, let's get to the skating. We were able to land a box of the Samba ADV a few weeks before the release date and had our local Three Stripes fans give them a go. See the Samba ADV in action here and find your size now on the Adidas product page.

Video: Tristan Mershon & Derick Glancy
Photos: Josh Bowser

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