Adidas has nowadays introduced the Velosamba, a two-bolt clipless (clip-in) edition of its Samba informal shoe, which is one particular of the most iconic shoes in streetwear.
The shoe is the brand’s initially at any time cycling-specific casual shoe and arrives sizzling on the heels of The Road Shoe start in December.
That shoe marked the brand’s all round re-entry into the cycling footwear market after a 15-12 months hiatus.
A common reimagined
The Velosamba is, in the brand’s phrases, “a recoding of an iconic Adidas silhouette into cycling”.
Outwardly, you would be tough-pushed to inform it is even a biking shoe – it seriously does glance substantially like the traditional Samba.
Setting up from the bottom up, the all-natural rubber outsole of the Velosamba is the same as discovered on the Samba, but the shoe features a entire-duration nylon insole to raise stiffness.
The higher is created from a coated leather-based, which is claimed to be h2o-resistant.
The three stripe pattern on the shoe – Adidas’s signature structure – is produced from a reflective content to boost low-light-weight visibility.
The Velosamba is accessible in four different colors: black, cream, acid yellow (our select of the bunch) and navy.
The Velosamba is readily available solely from Adidas for £100 / $120 / €120.
A trace of extra to arrive from Adidas?
At the time of the start of The Road Shoe, Adidas was distinct it was getting its re-entry into the cycling marketplace critically, and hinted that we ought to assume additional from the model going forward.
The manufacturer also stressed that the shoe was qualified at the “young and burgeoning generation of [new] cyclists”.
With that in intellect, the launch of the Velosamba need to come as no surprise – cycling has professional a growth in reputation more than the past 12 months and huge makes these as Adidas will be eager to money in on the progress.
Irrespective of whether Adidas will transfer into the ‘serious’ fanatic sphere or make a re-entry into the expert peloton appears not likely at this stage – the aim appears to be on the entry-amount and commuter industry, but we will unquestionably be observing the model carefully.