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The Adidas Samba sneaker is all the rage these days, with its timeless three-stripe logo and characteristic gum soles. Through the years, the model has had many iterations worth having in your closet, each with different purpose and materials, but with the same stylish appeal. So to help set you on the journey to finding the pair that'll fit any of your ensembles, we run down the most popular ones below.
5 Adidas Samba Styles to Shop
The OG is probably that adidas pair you’ve seen worn by everyone and their mothers. This pair is made with a leather and suede combination for its upper and a gum rubber outsole. Not only is it classic, but also comfortable, thanks to its OrthoLite sock liner. They’re a prime example of a timeless sneaker staple, especially the Cloud White colorway, which we know you’ve been dying to have in your wardrobe.
The Classic boasts a durable leather upper with a suede overlay combined with a lightweight EVA insole for the utmost comfort and a non-marking gum rubber outsole for that grip—perfect for indoor activities and surfaces. Its long tongue distinguishes it from the rest of the Samba iterations.
This iteration, is, as in the name, vegan. The Vegan Samba, which boasts the same OG silhouette, eliminates the usage of animal-based materials, making it a more conscious purchase. From the synthetic faux leather upper to the rubber outsole, down to the famous T-toe. It’s said to be one of the most popular styles, as seen on TikTok and your fave celebs.
The Velosamba is well designed for city riding, indoor cycling, and, even commuting—which is how you spend your mornings and evenings going to and from work—but more fitting for the cyclists and bikers out there. It features a full-length, nylon-reinforced midsole plate and a two-bolt cleat for efficient pedaling or comfortable walking. It has a water-resistant coating on the upper too, a must for the unpredictable Manila weather. Instead of just the "samba" in gold font on the upper, it has "velosamba" on it.
If there’s a Samba pair for cycling and biking, the Samba ADV is for those who skate. The Samba ADV has an upgraded T-toe design with two layers of Adituff toe reinforcement. For more feel and board control, this pair has a grippy cupsole.
The Samba shoes are available in stores and online. Stocks may vary, but no harm in trying your luck.
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