UPDATE: The Samba has landed. The SPEZIAL special has made the trip to retailers worldwide and is now ripe for the picking. Head down to your local with the crew, otherwise make the trip to Hanon to get the goods.
There’s an offshoot of adidas called SPEZIAL, who are dedicated to bringing back classic silhouettes from the glory days of football larrikinism. Their latest triumph is a one-to-one retro of the Samba, a silhouette that’s done the rounds a few times – but never quite like this. Previous retro editions have donned the cupsole, whereas this one has an old-school EVA wedge with a toe protector at the front. The black and white is the full on classic style, while the neon green version has been inspired by the on-field footwear of 80s football.
The adidas SPEZIAL Samba will be available from November 3 at select stockists.
– Originally published October 25, 2016.