Normally, calling a shoe iconic would be high praise, but it doesn’t even begin to do justice to the Adidas Samba. The Samba goes beyond style, simply because there are so many people using the shoe for its intended purpose, which is kicking a soccer ball. For decades, the Samba has proven as reliable as it has readily available, meaning that sneaker enthusiasts have probably owned Sambas before they were sneaker enthusiasts.
For the latest Adidas Consortium release, Canada’s Livestock showcases both sides of the Samba. The black and white colorway found all over the globe, on too many feet to count at this point is the basis for the Livestock Samba, but subtle tweaks like screen-printed stripes and a translucent gum sole give the shoe a fashionable edge, while the distressed suede upper gives the Livestock Samba the look of a shoe that was meant to be saved for a special occasion until the lure of kicking a ball was just too powerful.
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