Size and fit

Soccer cleats-inspired, the Adidas Samba OG supplies ample support and stability. Given its slightly narrow construction, this shoe only offers minimal toe space. These lifestyle kicks are available in women’s and men’s sizes. 

Adidas Samba OG Style

Sporty and sleek, the low-top Adidas Samba OG can transform and elevate your look in a snap. Available in black and white colorways, these neutral yet eye-catching tones can easily be matched with any outfit in your wardrobe including jeans, shorts, and chinos. Vibrant-hued pairs can be rocked with the same set of clothes. Like all Adidas Samba shoes, expect this one to stand out effortlessly.

While looking great, this shoe also ensures to provide adequate comfort that lasts. Thus, many consider this durable casual sneaker a wardrobe staple and a reliable everyday footwear.

Notable Features

This sneaker is distinguished for its slimmed-down upper. Its look will not be complete without the suede T-toe overlay and synthetic leather heel tab. For this iteration, the logo on the patch has been replaced with a ripple detailing.

Similar to its predecessor, this version continued to adopt the classic rubber gum outsole. The sole with its unique traction pattern offers improved durability as well as superior grip.

Adidas Samba OG History

Created to keep the players’ feet protected and dry from the icy ground during winter, the Adidas Samba was initially made to withstand the heart-stopping game of soccer while performing well.

Introduced in 1950, the shoe had kangaroo leather for its upper and gum rubber for its outsole. The former is known for its comfortable fit while the latter is renowned for its superior grip and traction on various surfaces. The iconic 3-Stripes are added to complete the look as well as to supply lateral support.

Athletes, not to mention sneaker enthusiasts, were captivated with its classic beauty that looked great on the field as well as the urban streets. Thus, this athletic shoe was soon adopted by popular culture, celebrities included. The brand, keen on the ever-changing needs of its consumers, reinvented the Samba incessantly while retaining the shoe’s original silhouette.

To date, more than 35 million Samba pairs have been sold making it the 2nd most coveted Adidas creation. It is notable that this shoe is also the oldest vintage model that is still widely produced. Among the many versions of this silhouette is the Samba OG. Recognized for its rippled heel tab, the Samba OG is also crafted with top-grade materials.

Nice to know

  • Depending on the colorway, the upper of the shoe can be made of nubuck, premium leather, or woven nylon.
  • Sustainable versions are made with Primegreen. Primegreen kicks from Adidas are engineered with a virgin polyester-free upper made up of at least 50% recycled content.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.