The adidas Samba has been kicking goals ever since it was unveiled in 1949. Originally designed as an indoor selling shoe, the Samba quickly made ground beyond the football pitch thanks to its clean, low profile design. Adopted by UK ‘terrace’ Casuals in the 1970s and 80s, the Samba lives on thanks to modern style arbiters such as Jonah Hill and Zoe Kravitz. The Samba is reportedly the second-highest selling adidas sneaker of all time, with over 35 million pairs sold worldwide, placing it behind only the Stan Smith!
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