As sneaker culture thrives with the spirit of competition and collaboration, the Sneaker Politics x Adidas Samba "Consortium Cup" release is a testament to creative design and community support. This special iteration of the Adidas Samba is scheduled to hit the shelves on November 15th, celebrating the model's triumph during the first round of the inaugural "Consortium Cup" earlier this year.
Though not clinching the top spot in the overall competition, Sneaker Politics has secured a victory for their community by ensuring the production of their Round 1-winning design. Going against Carnival, Thailand's celebrated shoe boutique, Sneaker Politics opted to reimagine the Samba silhouette with a flair of antiquated opulence, resonating well with their ardent supporters and sneaker enthusiasts.
The "Consortium Cup," Adidas’ inventive initiative, pitches premier sneaker stores from across the globe against one another. The contest unfolds over four rounds, highlighting a distinct chapter of Adidas' extensive legacy. Starting with the brand's classic silhouettes in the Round of 16, moving to basketball in the Quarterfinals, then to running innovation in the Semi-Final, and culminating in a secret-themed Finale, the Cup is a celebration of Adidas' storied history through design challenges.
The Sneaker Politics x Adidas Samba features meticulous detailing and a selection of premium materials that echo the design's "Vintage Luxury" theme. Gucci-like hues of verdant green on the suede tongues, shimmering royal satin uppers, and bold red leathers immediately evoke an aura of opulence. So, too, are the premium suede overlays and leopard-print liners.
Enjoy an official look at the Sneaker Politics x Adidas Samba "Consortium Cup" below, and look for these to land on Adidas.com on November 15th for $120.