The first wave of 3Way Consortium releases from adidas Originals unites three of Europe's leading sneaker boutiques - Patta, Sneakersnstuff and LimitEditions, representing Amsterdam, Stockholm and Barcelona respectively, with New York's A.R.C. repping NYC. Opting to rework a shoe each in their own unique style, all four join forces for a fifth shoe that reflects the best of all involved.
To say Sneakersnstuff were having a 'purple period' when they sat down to rework the Samba would be an understatement. The training shoe model that's amassed a devout following from terraces to skate to the everyman just seems to gather momentum decade-by-decade. With the Nordic team's decision to alter materials to incorporate a rubberized fabric and heavy amounts of mesh on the upper, the shape is uniquely bolstered. The colourway, added to this forked-toe favourite makes it even more versatile, with accompanying patterned laces offering a brand new appearance, while the handwritten tongue lettering and gold embroidered 'SAMBA' cut through the monotone perfectly without intruding on the intentionally stark redesign.