The Samba goes beyond icon status for Adidas; the frozen ground/indoor soccer shoe is a genuine cornerstone of the entire three stripes empire. So, is it possible for a shoe this legendary to be underrated? Yes, actually.
Practically everyone has owned at least one pair of Sambas. The shoe has not only been continuously in production, and there are as many people wearing them for their intended purpose as there are for style. In short, it’s easy to take the eternal reliability of the Samba for granted.
Paris retailer Starcow offers a fashion take on the soccer fixture. Working with such a recognizable silhouette demands that a balance is struck between presenting something novel without obliterating the classic design in the process. This is especially true in the Sabma’s case. One of the keys to the Samba’s enduring popularity is its simplicity, which fits Starcow’s approach here. A napped suede/leather upper in shades of blue is stands out from the familiar black and white colorway, but still feels like an organic part of the shoe’s design.
The Adidas Samba is like a ball-winning, playmaking midfielder who is always in the right place. The Starcow version is like having one of those players available on a free transfer; you’d be foolish to pass it up.
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