Who should buy the Adidas Samba OG

  • Sneaker fans who prefer wearing classic kicks on their feet
  • Practical buyers looking for quality yet affordable footwear
  • Buyers looking for a stylish, all-around sneaker
  • People in search of spring and summer-ready footwear
  • Users opting for cozy and durable kicks

Adidas Samba OG Three Stripes branding of Samba

Who should NOT buy it

Because of its slightly narrow construction, this shoe only offers minimal toe space. Therefore, the Adidas Samba OG is not for buyers with wide feet.

As an alternative, Adidas got several wide sneakers choices for you. Look through the iconic Stan Smith or Adidas Superstar as they are known for their wide feet-friendly fit. Moreover, you better check our comprehensive wide sneakers collection for your other options.

Adidas Samba OG t toe overlay of samba

Adidas Samba OG: 

Sporty and sleek, the soccer cleats-inspired Adidas Samba OG can transform and elevate your look in a snap. May it be neutral yet eye-catching tones or vibrant-hued models, this sneaker can easily be matched with any outfit in your wardrobe. Like its Adidas Samba siblings, expect this one to stand out effortlessly.

Adidas Samba OG collar of samba

Robust and stable

While looking great, this shoe also provides adequate comfort that lasts and stability that is reliable. Thus, many consider this casual sneaker a wardrobe staple and reliable everyday footwear.

Adidas Samba OG Trefoil logo on tongue

A look that will never go out of style

Notably, the Samba is the oldest vintage model still widely produced. It 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.

Adidas Samba OG laces side/top view

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

Adidas Samba OG outsole forefoot

Adidas Samba's inception

Adidas Samba was initially made in the '50s to keep the players' feet protected and dry from the icy ground while playing soccer. It was made with a cozy kangaroo leather upper and durable gum rubber outsole. The iconic 3-Stripes are added to complete the look and supply lateral support.

Adidas Samba OG suede toe guard

Athletes, not to mention sneaker enthusiasts, were captivated by its classic beauty that looked great on the field and the urban streets. Thus, this athletic shoe was soon adopted by popular culture, celebrities included.

To date, more than 35 million Samba pairs have been sold, making it the 2nd most coveted Adidas creation.

Adidas Samba OG rippled heel tab different light

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.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Samba
Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Soccer
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Samba
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Gum Sole, Cup Sole, EVA

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