adidas x Wales Bonner Samba & Apparel Collection AW23
Launching at Aphrodite on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 9 am…
adidas and Grace Wales Bonner team up once again for yet another stunning collaboration. Taking a more refined approach for AW23, the duo opted to harness their creativity and eye-catching designs without influence from external factors such as specific time periods or places of interest. The result? A stunning collection of adidas Samba trainers that seem to be as contemporary as they are classic. Take a look at the soon-to-be-released trainers below:
adidas x Wales Bonner Samba Trainers in Leopard Print
The standout pair of the bunch, these leopard print pony hair trainers are wild to say the least (excuse the subtle animal pun). They arrive with a contrast blue lining, a white leather heel, tongue and stripes and feature exposed stitching. Underfoot a gum sole ties in with the colourway of the printed pattern, rounding off the look. If we were to edge our bets, this will be the pair that flies off of the shelves first, as with all adidas x Wales Bonner releases the kicks with more flair become fan-favourites.
Here’s what our online editor Kenzie had to say on them… “A brilliant stand-out trainer that can really add a pop of colour to any outfit. I’d recommend wearing these with light denim jeans such as some Nudie’s or Edwin’s, and add the cream adidas x Wales Bonner tee into the mix for a easy-to-wear ‘fit.”
adidas x Wales Bonner Samba Trainers in Black
One of the pairs that are better suited for everyday wear, this black and white colourway helps to tone down the silhouette and offers a great entryway for those who aren’t so sure about the idea of pony hair on their kicks. (Which btw we are deffo a fan of!) The contrast stitching and classic three stripes really completes this pair, with a gum sole giving those classic Samba vibes.
Our online editor Joe says ” I love the way the black and white colourway works with the oversized tongue to give the feel of a proper classic football boot. I think its really cool that Wales Bonner has made an effort to pay homage to the Samba trainers roots as a footballing icon.”
adidas x Wales Bonner Samba Trainers in White
The same tonal look as the above but with an extra pop of colour. We think this pair really exaggerates the pony hair upper with the white colourway meaning that light bounces off the material in a way that highlights the kicks really well. Again, with a gum sole, classic three stripes and oversized tongue, we think adidas and Wales Bonner are onto something with this aesthetic.
We asked marketing assistant Lewis for his thoughts… “You see a combination of white and burgundy across almost all adidas trainers, its a classic colourway and always works. Here throwing pony hair into the mix really elevates the silhouette giving it a little extra flair.”
adidas x Wales Bonner Samba Trainers in Brown
A bit of a difference with this pair as they arrive in a nylon upper rather than the pony hair seen on the other iterations. A suede appears on the toe-box and eyelets while a contrast leather heel completes a trinity of upper materials. Underfoot a darker brown gum sole is added as a subtle contrast to the upper, while a bright blue sock-liner adds a hint of boldness to the model.
Marketing Executive Dom thinks that these are the pick of the bunch… “While I really love what adidas and Wales Bonner have done with the pony hair on the other models, for me its all about being able to rock a pair of trainers everyday. You’ll get a durability with the nylon pair that you’d otherwise have to forfeit for the pony hair editions, as nice as they are. This colourway is spot on in my eyes
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