In an unexpected reinterpretation of one of their classic sneaker models, Adidas just announced the all-new Velosamba, a clipless-compatible version of the iconic Samba football shoe that they say is geared toward commuters and indoor training. Nearly indistinguishable from classic Sambas upon first glance—a shoe that was a staple in my closet for the better part of my youth—the new Velosamba insole incorporates a full-length reinforced plate for increased stiffness and added pedaling efficiency. Underneath, the rubber outsole, designed for long days of walking around the city, integrates a two-bolt cleat mount for clipping in once you’re on the bike. It has a classic lace-up design and reflective stripes for added visibility on the road.
Adidas Velosamba Specifications
- Lace closure
- Coated leather upper with reflective details
- Textile lining
- Two-bolt cleat compatibility
- Full-length internal plate
- Rubber outsole
The new Adidas Velosamba is available in men’s sizes 4-14 (women’s 5-15) and retails for $120. The US site shows only a black and white version, but the European site is also showing cream white, crew navy, and acid yellow versions of the shoe. Find images of those below.
Find complete details and purchase a pair of your own over at Adidas.
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