For those of you who don’t know, the Adidas Samba tennis show is to soccer, what the Air Jordan’s are to basketball, what SB Dunks are to skateboarding. Simply put they are the standard for soccer shoes, not to mention they are some of the more stylish and versatile steps around. Like the before mentioned shoes, they are in that rare space of tennis shoe stardom that has transcended past the playing field. In fact, in regards to sales the Samba is second only to the classic Stan Smith, with over 35 million pairs sold.
Given their timeless colorway, and staple tan gumsole, the shoe has become a pop culture phenomenon, and a fashion must. Making for the perfect blend of sporty-casual. With the excitement surrounding World Cup 2010, I thought it the perfect time to highlight the shoe.