adidas Samba OG

Forever 3 Stripes: The adidas Samba OG Trainer Returns

It would be hard to imagine a world without classic 3 stripes styles like the adidas Samba OG in it.

If you questioned a random selection of people about popular adidas trainers, there is no doubt there would be a mention of the Samba, regardless of their 3 stripes knowledge. Chances are even your Grandma knows about the adidas Samba. What more do you really need from a trainer that was designed by Mr Adidas himself, Adi Dassler, and that is filled with football training nostalgia from the 50s and 60s, as well as being one of the first ever leather training shoes to go down in 3 stripes history. Without question, the adidas Samba is one of the most well known adidas trainers out there and that doesn’t come easy with the sheer volumes of OG and classic styles adidas has released over the years. It’s more classic than you can really put words to, like the trainer equivalent to adidas’ of the Golf to VW, the Walkman to Sony or the Mac to Apple. Over the years the Samba has changed profiles and materials whilst also inspiring the next generation of adidas styles. When it comes to the Samba the saying “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” couldn’t be more true. From a trainer enthusiasts and collectors point of view, it would be hard to imagine a world without the adidas Samba OG in it.

adidas Samba OG

Above: The adidas Samba OG trainer in white/green available now from 80s Casual Classics.

The original Samba was first introduced by Adi Dassler himself in 1949 as a tough yet nimble football training alternative for when the ground had frozen. It was Dasslers football boots’ expertise that made the Samba so robust and sturdy for foul weather play. The addition of suede to the toe and full grain leather uppers gave the shoe performance qualities like nothing before it. The popular leather trainer became an ideal shoe for indoor training and was officially released in 1962 for the Chile World Cup. The Samba’s football heritage continued throughout the 80s with football fans adopting adidas trainers as their uniform. For the casuals the Samba was the perfect accompaniment to a pair of jeans and their colourful sportswear and still remains to this day one of the most popular casual styles.

adidas Samba OG white purple

Above: The adidas Samba OG trainer in white/purple available now from 80s Casual Classics.

The adidas Samba OG trainer is now introduced to 80s Casual Classics in some updated colourways for September 2019. An updated white/collegiate purple version will make a great accompaniment to a purple adidas track top and vice versa for the white/collegiate green colourway. The iconic retro style features contrasting 3 stripes to the sides and heel tab, gold ‘Samba’ foiling, leather uppers and the signature suede detailing to the toe. A great addition to any adidas collectors and 3 stripes enthusiasts wardrobe.

adidas Samba OG white green

Above: The adidas Samba OG trainer in white/green available now from 80s Casual Classics.

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