Samba golf shoes by adidas adds to the legacy of this fantastic footwear
They look and feel so futuristic.
The reality is the new adidas Samba golf shoe is nothing but a timeless classic.
The Samba, introduced in 1950, is the second best-selling shoe in adidas history with more than 35 million pairs sold worldwide. It was designed for soccer – eventually becoming the shoe of choice for the indoor game. But it’s grown into so much more.
It’s become a sort of cult classic. Eddie Murphy wore Sambas as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop. Owen Wilson wore Sambas as Randy Dupree in You, Me and Dupree. Adrian Grenier wore Sambas as Vincent Chase in HBO’s Entourage. Shia LaBeouf wore Sambas as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are just a handful of currently popular celebrities who frequently wear Sambas.
It’s not a surprise I’m late to the Samba party. I’m always late to the best fashions.
But I love my new red golf sambas with the three signature white stripes. They’ve got ‘tude. I don’t feel like a golfer when I’m wearing them. I feel like an athlete. And that’s probably the best compliment I can give. They’re comfortable when walking the course and the $100 cost is well worth it. Thankfully I haven’t tested them in the rain, but if they can stand up to the pounding of a wet soccer game, I’m sure they’ll do great on a soggy course.
I hope adidas can find a way to turn them into a sports shoe like the Ecco Street that can be worn off the course, too. I’d love to be able to wear them anywhere. That’s how much I like their style. For those looking to go above and beyond, a limited edition called “Samba Majors” features a really unique look of half-blue, half-red for $120. The red-white-and-blue would look great on the U.S. team in the Ryder Cup this fall. For more, visit www.taylormadegolf.com/adidasgolf.
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