In 1950, adidas introduced the original Samba to allow soccer players to train on hard, icy ground. Since then, it’s evolved into a classic worn everywhere from athletic fields to city streets with over 35 million pairs sold worldwide. But only recently, for the first time in its 62 year history, has it taken to the golf course.
And to celebrate the legendary shoe’s arrival on the links, adidas is releasing four limited edition colors, each one inspired by a different major tournament, with only 1,950 pairs of each being made, in honor of the shoe’s birth year.
Back in March, they released the Masters version in dark green, yellow and white, commemorating the season opener at Augusta. On May 1st the US Open version became available in a patriotic design inspired by the stars and stripes in red, white and blue.
June 15th was the release date for the Open Championship shoe, colored “Brit Blue” and “University Red” with white stripes in honor of the Union Jack. And on July 15th adidas will release the final Samba in the collection for the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, featuring a light blue and orange design inspired by the beaches surrounding the course.
Each shoe ($120 per pair) is numbered on the heel and features the classic Samba silhouette and 3-stripes design, a suede toe-guard and six-cleat outsole for optimal traction and stability. The synthetic upper is water-resistant should the weather turn during your round.
And remember, even though these shoes have a soccer heritage, it’s bad form to kick the ball. Even if no one is looking.