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This Adidas Samba Sneaker Made in Italy Will Set You Back $350

Samba mania will continue into 2024 with a price many may consider crazy.

Adidas has released a version of the trendy sneaker that was made in Italy and will be priced at a whopping $350. Typically, the Samba retails for $100 and features construction from Southeast Asia. Adidas says this version of the Samba is the most luxurious its ever made and is inspired by Italian dress shoes.

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Appearing with an all-black upper, the Samba makes use of premium Italian leather to go along with soft suede. White tongue branding maintains a muted profile, while the “Samba” mark appears with its usual gold embossing. The tan sock liner also makes use of leather, while the outsole arrives in gum.

In 2017, Adidas released another version of the Samba that was made in Germany. With a retail price of just $100, it could have been considered a steal, although the country doesn’t have the same shoemaking pedigree as Italy — and, of course, the recent Samba trend had yet to begin in earnest.

New Balance famously has a tradition of releasing special-edition sneakers made in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan — each of which carry their own upcharges.

The Adidas Samba OG “Made in Italy” is out now through retailers including Sneakersnstuff and Concepts for $350. Adidas has yet to announce its own drop in the U.S., although some overseas sites are already carrying it.

Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy
Adidas Samba Made in Italy

About the Author:

Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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