The Adidas Samba: The Soul of Classic Cool
When you wear a pair of Adidas Samba shoes, you wire your look with a connection that stretches right back to the heart of sneaker culture. The Adidas Samba is one of the oldest and most enduring sneakers in the world, and it set the tone for the rest of the world to follow when it came to sports shoes with 'functional cool'. The unmistakable gum sole and low profile of the classic Samba first hit the football pitch back in the early sixties, but it quickly strutted its way into the world of fashion and music. When you put on Sambas, you lace up a legacy.
When function became fashion
A part of the lasting appeal of the Adidas Samba shoe is the fact that its iconic look was born out of functionality; the three stripes are one of the most recognisable brand logos on the planet, but they were actually introduced to add lateral support when kicking on the indoor football court - looks good though, doesn't it?
From indoor footballers to outdoor stars!
The Adidas Samba has earned its iconic place in pop culture history, gracing the feet of both Eddie Murphy as the Beverly Hills Cop and the great Freddie Mercury as he blew the world away at Live Aid. Nowadays, modern updates have been spotted on everyone from Rihanna to Justin Timberlake, and each new version seeks to evolve and advance the look for the next decade. But each update never strays too far from the classic cool of the original. The Adidas design philosophy for the new versions of Sambas is something like "if it's still next-level awesome after 65 years, it must be doing something right!"
The Adidas Samba family
Make no mistake, the Adidas Samba still has pride of place in the hearts of indoor and court footballers of all kinds. The selection of Samba shoes we stock includes a range that's fashionable but can still drive the ball into the back of the net whenever required. That said, updates like the Samba JP, the Samba 85 and the Samba Super offer a modern twist on the classic story. Add some soul to your look with the Sambas from Footlocker.