The adidas Samba has very quickly become this year's most popular sneaker. First introduced all the way back in 1949, the vintage adidas silhouette is world-renowned for its simple design and retro stylings. With that said, for this week's Trendy Tuesdays, we'll be showing off five of the best collaborations of all-time. If you think of any other pairs that should have been added to this list, make sure to let us know over on Instagram, and don't forget to follow us as well for the best content that the Asian sneaker community has to offer!
There's never been anything quite like the Ronnie Fieg x Clarks x adidas 8th Street Samba "Chalk White" in the old school model's 74 year history. A three way collaboration between KITH founder Ronnie Fieg, the British footwear brand Clarks, and of course, adidas, this pair is outfitted in premium leather and suede and sits on top of a genuine crepe rubber midsole that's as luxurious as it gets. If you can only add one pair to your collection, make it this one.
Next stop, we have the Pharrell x adidas Samba Humanrace "Night Grey." Skateboard P's first take on the retro shoe, it's crafted from very dark gray tumbled leather and boasts an oversized tongue that you can also wear folded over the lacing system. Humanrace branding is debossed across the lateral and medial sidewalls, and all of this sits on top of a gum rubber midsole.
Emily Oberg's Sport & Rich has come a very long way since its humble beginnings. Starting off as an internet moodboard, it's now a major Los Angeles lifestyle label, and the Sporty & Rich x adidas Samba OG "Cream Blue" is one of its latest and greatest creations. Painted in a clean cream color, it's accented with bold blue hues throughout for a look that's sure to turn heads. Just like the OG, you'll also find a gum rubber sole unit underfoot.
Nicknamed "Embroidered Daisies," the atmos x FACE x adidas Samba OG "Core Black" made its grand debut in 2022 and is a three-way partnership between Hidefumi Hommyo, illustrator Face Oka, and the German sportswear company. Decorated with a series of blooming flowers throughout, the dubrae and heel are both decorated with a pair of eyes for a playful vibe. "Face Studio" is also debossed across the sidewalls in gold foil, replacing the usual "Samba" branding.
And last, but certainly not least, we have the Palace x adidas Puig Samba "Footwear White." Helmed by Lev Tanju, since its humble beginnings Palace has been a skateboarding brand through and through. With that said, the Puig gives the '40s sneaker a halfpipe-ready makeover, completed with a gum midsole that has been fully reworked and redesigned from the ground up.