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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
LeatherLeather is considered by some as an upgrade over canvas. This is the kind of material that gives sneakers more durability, protection, and sophistication. Many of the most popular leather shoes are variations of the original models that were previously made of mesh or canvas. See *leather sneakers*
CanvasThe material that is originally designed for sneakers. Back then, canvas was sought after as it was durable, flexible, and extremely lightweight. Today, sneakers made of canvas are wide-ranging as they are normally affordable with plenty of options where style and versatility go. See *canvas sneakers*
SuedeSuede kicks are covered with a fibrous version of animal leather giving its users shoes with a softer and more luxurious finish. These footwear provide more durability but considered disadvantageous as it attracts water and dirt easily. Suede sneakers are typically worn during Spring and Winter as many found this modish while providing warmth for the chilly days. See *suede sneakers*
MeshThe most common of all materials used in sneakers or shoes of all kinds. Whether it's a performance shoe or a lifestyle shoe, mesh is a most coveted material. It is durable, breathable, and is one of the reasons why a shoe is reasonably-priced.
KnitAt the forefront of technological innovation is knit. It offers breathability, sophistication, durability, and lightness that is not found in other materials. It is arguably the best material found in the upper of a sneaker.
Rubber SoleThe tried and tested outsole material of practically all shoes. It brings a nice mix of cushioning, durability, and impact protection.
Vulc SoleThe skaters' bestfriend is known for its flexible and soft nature for better board feel. Sneakers with vulcanized sole are ideal for skating for just a casual walk around town.
Gum SoleAlso known as crepe soles, gum soles are sought by sneaker fans for their hot or edgy look while bringing in a ton of grip on slippery conditions. It is also more durable than regular rubber soles.
Cup SoleCup soles are basically the regular rubber variety but with more height on the side walls that allow the rubber to "cup" the upper part of the shoe. The design offers better support during movement.
Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
BreathableAlthough breathability is subjective, it is safe to say that shoes that are mainly made of mesh or has perfortations are particularly superb in providing optimum ventilation. Breathable shoes are sought after as they help prevent users from developing blisters or having a slipper feet. Sneakers with good ventilation also enable sneaker fans from using their shoes sockless without fear of having a smelly feet. See *breathable sneakers*
Orthotic-friendlyFit is highly personal and a shoe that is Orthotic-friendly raises this feature to a different level. Sneakers with removable insoles allow the user to be more comfortable and also give a more "customized" support based on usage. Across all brands, Orthotic-friendly shoes are found at an affordable price and in stylish designs. See *orthotic-friendly sneakers*
VeganVegan sneakers are generally produced using methods and materials that do not involve experimentation on animals, which make them technically cruelty-free. Ideally, all sections of a vegan sneaker – from its upper down to its sole composition, including the ingredients used in the assembly of the shoe, such as adhesives -- are free of any traces of animal parts and animal by-products. See *vegan sneakers*
WaterproofStyle never goes out even during the rainy season. Sneakers made of waterproof material is quickly becoming a must-have, particularly for people on the go. Waterproof sneakers prevent water from seeping into the shoe and help keep the foot warm and dry.
ReflectiveSneakers with reflective materials are now sought by many. Although shoes of this type are not as important as those used for running, these kind of sneakers are also needed by sneaker fans for safety, particularly while going out at night.
DadAlso dubbed as ugly shoes or turbo trainers, dad sneakers are chunky footwear inspired by the rubber shoes our fathers strutted in the 80s and 90s. These kicks feature massive soles adding few inches to the wearers' heights, with a thick and well-padded upper for ultra-comfortable strides, and often finished with curvy lines, patterns, and striking colors for flashier charm. See *Dad sneakers*
ClassicIn the sneaker world, classic is the name of the game. The older the shoe is, the more it is sought-after by sneaker fans. Classic sneakers are basically the original models with very little or almost no changes since they were released years ago. Fans of classic sneakers can have their fill as the choices are so many and they vary in price, style, and design. See *classic sneakers*
PlatformOversized and thick soles best describe platform sneakers. Specifically, sneakers within this category are outfitted with at least 1” sole. *Puma Thunder Spectra* and *Balenciaga Triple S Trainers* are the widely popular models of this category. The trend started and continues to be a hit among women, but has recently caught the attention of men as well. See *platform sneakers*
RetroThese are sneakers that are initially released in the past, preferably a decade ago, and eventually resurrected due to its popularity. These re-released sneakers are now assembled with modern materials though their constructions lie close to the original model. Some of the most famous lines capitalizing on this trend come from the Jordan series as well as the Air Max, New Balance 990, Adidas EQT lines to name a few. See *retro sneakers*
BoostAdidas' most popular cushioning technology, BOOST utilizes the TPU(thermoplastic polyurethane) in the midsole that offers superior energy return and impact absorption to wearers. Many of Adidas' classic sneakers are now featuring this sophisticated midsole tech.
PrimeknitAdidas fuses its own technology on ordinary fabric to create a flexible, yet long lasting upper. This material is renowned for enhancing the comfort and and fit of sneakers in Adidas collection.
AdipreneA midsole cushioning tech that provides efficient shock absorption in the forefoot and heel. An enhanced version is also available, called the AdiPRENE+.
JoyrideThe Nike Joyride is a cushioning technology that uses thousands of strategically positioned small TPE beads in the midsole. These beads arrange themselves around the foot for a unique underfoot experience. As the foot strikes the ground, the beads experience multi-directional displacement to absorb the impact while maximizing the energy return.
LunarlonThe Nike Lunarlon is a lightweight cushioning technology that was inspired by the manner on how astronauts bounce on the moon. This tech provides spring-like cushioning to its wearers and distributes impact across the foot. This shock-absorbing technology is used in many of Nike's performance sneakers, such as basketball, tennis, skateboarding, running, and training.
FlyknitThe top of the line upper material of Nike that is made of micro-engineered knit for lightweight, durable, and form-fitting fit. Sneakers with Flyknit uppers are some of the most comfortable shoes around.
ComfyCushOne of Vans' latest tech that is launched to improve the comfort and support of the old classics. Most of Vans' iconic shoes now offer this midsole and outsole tech for an even better sneaker experience.
UltraCushVans' DNA as a skating brand is not lost despite their classics being used as a lifestyle wear than usual skating. For loyal Vans fans, the UltraCush HD for sockliners brings more protection without sacrificing board feel from the brand's top of the line sneakers.
SpingThese are sneakers that are normally durable, versatile, and are usually stylish due to the spring-like vibrant colors. There's a wide variety of options for those who wish to travel in Spring as the choices for breathable and comfortable sneakers are just as easily available. Considering that Spring sneakers are some of the most affordable and versatile on the market, it's no wonder they are a dime dozen for everyone. See *spring sneakers*
SummerThese must-cop kicks for the warm season are typically made of durable, lightweight, and breathable materials that will lessen its wearer's chance of having smelly or sweaty feet. Generally covered with brightly colored hues, these heat-busting footwear will surely suit the intense heat of the sun while keeping the user's overall ensemble on-point for the summer. See *summer sneakers*
WinterStill retaining its street-style look, these winter-ready sneakers will undoubtedly keep its wearers feeling comfortable and toasty even when the temperature is way below the freezing point. These kicks are commonly loaded with innovative fabrics, lining, and right technologies designed to retain heat aiding its wearers to survive the sub-zero temperature. Also, some brands add grippy lugs on its flexible outsole for wearers to endure the slushy, slippery terrains. See *winter sneakers*
Slip-onSneakers that can be quickly put on or removed and usually possess an upper with a fused tongue with matching elastic accents to keep the shoe in place. Some shoes with straps, toggle laces, and waterproofed iterations in a bootie construction exclude them almost naturally from being called slip-ons. Most major brands contain at least one slip-on in their catalog while a few like Vans and Keds capitalize on the trend.
Lace-upEasily the most common and popular type of closure in sneakers. The use of laces allow the user a more customized fit and hold. It is for this reason that lace-up shoes are extremely popular and versatile.
StrapSneaker fans who value convenience find these shoes perfect for their needs. For those who are always on the go, sneakers with straps as closure are a must have. Previously coming almost exclusively in white, different brands now offer this kind of shoes in a multitude of colorways for versatility when it comes to style.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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The Adidas Samoa shoes
The Adidas Originals, a sub-branch of Adidas, was introduced in 2001 that features shoes inspired from the high-performance kicks, revamped to fit the lifestyle scene. All the sneakers under the Adidas Originals use the Trefoil logo to pay homage to the heritage profiles from the 40s up to the 80s.
These sports-inspired casual sneakers are offered in a vast collection of colorways to suit diverse preferences of its followers, such as white, black, blue, red, gold, silver, green, yellow, orange, pink, brown, beige, and purple.
Aside from the colorways, Adidas Originals also uses a wide range of heritage profiles to re-introduce, re-interpret, and re-design for the modern market. These inspirations are from basketball, skate, running, training, hiking, football, and tennis silhouettes.
These Adidas shoes called Samoa was launched in 1977 and turned as one of the most popular training shoes for indoor football. This low-top kick showcases full-grain leather upper with suede overlays on the toe box for durability and style.
Although underrated, the Samoa silhouette has remained relevant over the years. The brand has launched various colorways and special editions and was used as inspiration to one of the popular kicks of the current market, the Adidas Iniki.
The Adidas Originals re-introduced the Adidas Samoa in August 2011, together with other iconic kicks such as Adidas Gazelle, Adidas Campus, and the Adidas Superstar. These sneakers were revamped to suit the modern athleisure trend.
The brand kept the clean yet bold aesthetics of Samoa in several colorways for that street-ready look. The Trefoil logo found on the tongue, and the metallic Samoa typescript on the side kept this model on top of the most iconic designs in the market.
Key features of the Adidas Samoa casual shoes:
- Rubber toe bumper for durability and protection.
- Slim midsole seated atop a rubber outsole with the Trefoil pattern all over.
- Rubber or suede upper with suede overlays on the toe box.
- Adidas offers this at a budget-friendly price range of $70.
- Men have a size range of 7 to 14 while women have a size range of 5 to 11 US both in medium width.
Some Notable Colorways:
Staying authentic to the 70s and 80s vibe, the brand offers its Samoa silhouette in various bold and subtle hues.
- A colorway that resembles the green boards where chalk is used.
- Black-Red-White. The upper is dressed in leather with red retro Trefoil and 3-Stripe logo.
- Grey-Cloud White-Talc. Grey leather upper has white Trefoil and 3-Stripe logo.
- All-White. This monochromatic kick displays white from the upper down to the midsole.
- Trace Khaki-White-Gold Metallic. This unicolored kick displays a metallic Samoa logo.
- Collegiate Navy-Gum. These men's Adidas Samoa casual kick highlights the gum rubber sole.
- Poppy-Running White. The single-toned upper down to the midsole is contrasted with flat white laces.
- Black-Poppy. The red laces stand out on the all black leather upper and rubber midsole.
Special Editions of Adidas Samoa:
Adidas Samoa Vintage
Launched in 2016, the Vintage Samoa model of the classic Samoa comes with premium suede upper seated atop a cushy EVA midsole and the classic Samoa element, the toe bumper. Many wearers love the retro appeal of the Adidas Samoa Vintage that can be styled with any modern-day ensembles.
- This kick is offered at a wallet-friendly $65.
- Men have sizes 5 to 13 and women have sizes 5.5 to 10 US both in medium width.
- Few of the most notable colorways are:
- Collegiate Navy and Yellow
- Craft Ochre and Auburn
- Chalk White and Blue
- Maroon and White
- Tactile Blue and Chalk White
- Mystic Red
Adidas Samoa Plus
This modern version of classic Samoa displays 3D printed puff stripes throughout on its premium leather upper in striking colorways. This kick preserved all the iconic elements of Samoa, including the reinforced toe cap and the slim rubber sole.
This street-ready, low-top kick radiates youthful vibe without sacrificing the lightness and overall comfort. The German brand incorporated EVA-injected midsole with durable rubber outsole for soft strides and cozy ride.
- This affordable kick has a price point of $75.
- Women's Samoa Plus shoes are offered from 7 to 14 while men's have sizes 5 to 11 US in medium width.
- Three colorways available are:
Adidas Samoa Leather
This Leather edition of the Samoa silhouette displays the basic look of its ancestor but upgraded with the full-grain leather on its entire upper and its overlay on the toe box. The brand added a light padding on the collar and tongue and the mesh lining to enhance the comfort and breathability.
- This reasonably priced shoe is offered at $70.
- These Adidas Samoa for men's shoes are presented from sizes 4 to 15 while women have a size range of 4 to 11 US in medium width.
- Some of the notable colorways:
- Core Black
- Footwear White
Adidas Samoa Vintage Pigskin
In 2016, Adidas revived Samoa into a luxurious version by wrapping the classic silhouette with pigskin with suede treatment conceiving these new Adidas Samoa shoes. Adidas Originals collaborated with Woodie White of the Oyster Holdings to come up with three unique tonal colorways of modernized Samoa.
In the fall of the same year, Adidas unveiled two follow-up colorways of the Adidas Samoa Vintage Pigskin as the brand's way to introduce alternatives to the popular street kicks staples found in the market.
- This affordable sneaker is available at $120.
- Men can choose from sizes 5 to 13 while women can pick from sizes 6 to 11 US in medium width.
- Available Colorways:
- Vapor Grey
- Vapor Pink
- Pale Nude
- All Red
- Mint Green
Adidas Samoa Torsion Flex
Adidas has been a hustler in re-introducing their classic profiles by jamming it with newer technology. The classic football kick was upgraded into a high-performance kick in the mold of the Adidas Samoa Torsion Flex. The Samoa profile rides the Adidas Flex outsole for the rugged look while providing better comfort and support compared to the usual casual kicks.
The bulky, bright white sole provides maximized flexibility and more support. Meanwhile, the upper has been upgraded, too, with premium leather and modern details, such as the glossy 3-Stripe logo and the Samoa label on the side. To provide an adjustable fit, the brand used waxed round laces reinforced with the silver eyelets.
- Price range is at $100.
- Sizes are offered in men's range from 6 to 12 US in medium width.
- Colorways available are:
- All Black
- Cool Grey
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How to clean the Adidas Samoa shoes?
Here are our simple recommendations on how to clean your Adidas Samoa kicks:
- It is recommended to clean out any visible dirt on the surface of the leather and leather that can be scrubbed off using sneaker cleaner or mixture of lukewarm water and mild detergent soap.
- Take off the shoelaces and soak them in your soapy solution.
- Take the removable insoles out and mildly brush or wipe the dirt off.
- Use a brush with soft bristles or clean cloth soaked in gentle soap and lukewarm water when cleaning your shoes.
- Air dry is the most recommended method, and it is recommended to avoid using the washing machine as it can deform and break your white sneakers. While air drying it, you may dust it with baking soda to eliminate any awful odor.
2. How to wear the Adidas Samoa shoes?
The simple yet stylish design of the Adidas Samoa kicks makes this kick an excellent addition to one's sneaker rotation. The seamless fusion of various materials with timeless style gives its wearers the best of both style and comfort. Here are few of suggested ways on how to wear this sneaker:
- Basic pieces when paired with Adidas Samoa will surely give a classic, laidback look. Essential items such as a plain t-shirt and a pair of denim jeans will certainly look great with the Adidas Samoa.
- For the on-trend look, some wearers add unbuttoned polo over their plain tees and pants, with the men's Adidas Samoa casual shoes for cool, spring-ready ensemble.
- Dark skinny jeans that hug the ankle looks great when paired with the Adidas Samoa. This ensemble allows the on-lookers to have a better view of the stylish look of the Samoa kicks.
- You can also pair this kick up with cuffed jeans or rolled-up trousers for a tight-to-the ankle look that gives this kick a better display.
- Shorts or mini skirt can also work well with the women's Adidas Samoa casual shoes especially during the summer days for that relaxed and laidback vibe.
- Shirt dresses for the ladies is also an excellent choice with the Adidas Samoa.
- Because of the sports heritage of Samoa, you may also pair it up with gym-ready attire, such as tracksuit or Dri-fit clothes.
3. Where to buy Adidas Samoa sneakers?
The Adidas Samoa shoes can be bought in the official stores and online shops of the Adidas. Many Adidas' partner retailers also offer this iteration in their physical stores and on their websites. Such partner retailers are the Amazon, Eastbay, eBay, Zappos, End, Caliroot, Zalando, Finish Line, and many more.
Meanwhile, to give you an easy and pleasant online shopping experience, the RunRepeat team have collated reviews from countless websites about the Adidas Samoa. We have carefully ranked them according to their CoreScore, which may help you decide which Samoa iteration you will order. You may type 'Adidas Samoa' on our search bar or simply click this link.
4. When did Adidas make Samoa model shoes?
The first Adidas Samoa was unveiled in 1977 as training sneakers for the football. It was reintroduced to the market by Adidas Originals in August 2011 as a casual lifestyle sneaker.
5. Why are Adidas shoes called Samoa?
The Adidas Samoa was said, but not confirmed, named after the underdog football team called American Samoa National Football Team after losing against the Australian team during the qualifying games in FIFA. Although they lost, the Samoa team managed to finish the game with utmost pride.
6. Where are Adidas Samoa shoes made?
Adidas usually add label their shoes that gives information about where that shoe was made from. You may check in under the tongue label and look for the 'Made in' information. Meanwhile, to cut down the overall expenses of the company, Adidas distributed its factories all over the world and repeatedly updates its list of suppliers and manufacturers. Most of the shoes of the Adidas are made in China, India, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and many more.
7. Do Adidas Samoa runs true to size?
Most of the Adidas Samoa kicks runs true to size. For more specific details on the fit and sizing of the Adidas Samoa iterations, you might want to check each Samoa models published in our site.
8. Are Adidas Samoa sneakers durable?
The Adidas brand became a popular brand worldwide for its products that are stylishly incorporated with innovative technologies and unmatched durability. Therefore, the Adidas Samoa shoes are also considered durable, but its lifespan depends on how the wearers use their Samoa. If the shoes are worn only for streetwear and if properly maintained, this kick will surely last.
9. What is the price range of Samoa shoes?
The Adidas Samoa is offered from $65 to $120. The most affordable model is the Adidas Samoa Vintage while the most expensive is the Adidas Samoa Vintage Pigskin.
10. What is the meaning of the Trefoil logo found on the Samoa kicks?
Adidas has been using the Trefoil logo since 1972, just in time for the Olympic Game in Germany. This logo showcases three leaves that form a flower-like shape added with a noticeable 3-Stripe on the bottom half part.
The Trefoil logo was used by all Adidas products until 1997. The brand chose this logo as this symbolizes that its products are more significant and diverse while keeping all the heritage elements.
Today, the Trefoil logo is used by the Adidas Originals to pay homage to all the silhouettes from the archives of the Adidas that have been revamped to suit the modern market.
2 best Adidas Samoa sneakers
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