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In the dark ages, before the widespread release of retro sneaker models, there were a select few, old-school staples that were in continuous production. If you were buying from a regular sneaker source before the sneaker boom, your classic Adidas options were limited. The most commonly available were the Samba, Gazelle, Campus, Superstar, and the Samoa.

Like its esteemed peers, the chunky, soccer style trainer, particularly the extra thick toecap, cuts a timeless, distinctive figure. Considering all this, the Samoa would have to qualify as one of the most underrated silhouettes of all time. It’s possible that the usual leather make-up of the Samoa is dependable and consistently good looking, but easily overshadowed by flashier models.

Get ready to look at the Samoa in a whole new light. Adidas, in conjunction with Oyster Holdings founder Woodie White, presents the ‘Pigskin’ pack, a luxurious fashion upgrade for the venerable trainer.

Tonal colorways rendered in premium pigskin suede are an elegant reimagining, which brings the Samoa to the forefront of contemporary fashion, while staying in touch with the shoe’s sober upbringing.

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