Shock Dropped! Studded Wales Bonner x adidas Samba
News of this release was first published on January 12, 2024.
Updated February 12, 2024: Wales Bonner's latest 'Studded' adidas Sambas, limited to just 750 pairs, shock-dropped over the weekend on the Confirmed App. A further release date hasn't been locked in as of yet, but stay locked to Sneaker Freaker to know if it changes.
Updated January 24, 2024: A new variation of the Wales Bonner x adidas Samba has surfaced at Paris Fashion Week. The latest style arrives in an all-black colourway with exposed white stitching on the tongue flap and heel. Meanwhile, the Three Stripes are decked out in gold studs. These seem to be limited to 750 pairs, given that the tongues are embedded with their designated number out of 750. Stay locked to Sneaker Freaker for more updates.
There’s no denying that Grace Wales Bonner’s adidas Sambas have taken the sneaker scene by storm over the past couple of years, and even as more samples emerge, the colab still seems just as exciting. Following on from a snakeskin pair that surfaced towards the end of December, we may now be getting a first look at two new 2024 samples, courtesy of sample collector @woganwodeyang.
The early in-hand images show Wales Bonner focus on a cohesive beige, blue and cream colour palette, with both pairs utilising the shades in different colour blocking. The first pair features a cream base and tonal T-toe, with snakeskin-textured Stripes and sock liners. The snakeskin finish also continues on the tongue, while exposed stitching adds an extra point of detail. The second pair features a darker beige base and a tan-coloured suede toe, as well as white snakeskin stripes and heel tabs. It retains the blue sock liner and exposed stitching details.
Right now it's not clear if either of these sample pairs will see a release, but be sure to keep it locked to Sneaker Freaker for all the latest news as it comes in!
In other Samba news, Leo Messi is getting his own colab.