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adidas Samba RM Trainers

The adidas Samba Gets A Modern Boost

As the evolution of adidas footwear shows no signs of slowing down – case and point the newest model to join the triple rectangle ranks, the LXCON – it’s nice, from time to time, to give some love back to the classics. The trainers that have been around the block a few times, seen a thing or two and carved out a legacy that set the precedent for their fresh-faced brethren to follow. Make no mistake these are big sneakers to fill, and we can’t think of a more worthy candidate for a bit of TLC than the adidas Samba.

adidas Samba

The oldest adidas shoe still in continuous production the Samba was first introduced in the ’50s as an indoor training shoe and pioneered the classic low-profile, three-stripe, terrace style that has not only become synonymous with the German sportswear brand but English football, casual culture, Britpop and so much more. Now over 65 years later since the Samba first set sole to pavement the trainers have been given a modern update with the addition of some forward thinking technology that propels the sneaker into the present day without sacrificing its traditional charm.

Available in two versatile colourways of an alternating black, white and beige the trainer retains its original shape, three stripes and toe cap design which made it an instant classic but comes complete with some contemporary iterations including streamlined proportions for a sleeker look and a metallic printed ‘S4M3A’ toward the heel gives for a futuristic edge. But, what truly sets this trainer apart from the countless other adaptions is its integration of adidas’ now revered boost technology. All wrapped up in a vintage-inspired gum sole the performance-enhancing midsole promises to ensure comfort with every stride and the best in additional on foot support. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

adidas Samba RM Sneaker

The adidas Originals Samba RM are available both in-store and online 31/01/19 at 00:01. In the meantime take a look at our other adidas Originals offering and be sure to follow us on social media for the latest releases and news.

adidas Originals Samba RM

adidas Originals Samba RM Footwear


I was a little surprised by the lack of heal reinforcement. I take it there must be a reason for it, but I cannot see it. Also the Achilles support is left open at it’s bottom edge. Again, why is this? I have an all white pair and despite these slight misgivings I think they look and feel superb.

Hi Wayne,

glad you’re enjoying your trainers, and thanks for your questions. The Samba RM, in keeping with its lifestyle category, takes a more modern approach to design, and forgoes a traditional heel cup construction for a seamless one. This gives it a softer feel than the original while still remaining supportive enough for day to day use.

As for the ‘floating’ heel tab, I believe that’s just an aesthetic choice. I’ve reached out to adidas for more info on this, and will update when they get back to me. Hope this was helpful!

– Dan

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