The Adidas brand is celebrating fútbol clubhouse culture and its extensive partnership with the Mexican Football Federation with the release of a new set of customized Mash Up Sambas.
According to adidas.com, Samba shoes were born on the indoor soccer field and are a “timeless silhouette that’s made its way into streetwear.”
The five one-of-a-kind designs, Adidas says, “embody the electric and energetic designs that have impacted [fútbol] culture.” The inspiration for the shoes comes from five separate jerseys that were worn in the league between 2008 and 2022. They are Mexico’s 2008 and 2020 home jerseys, Mexico’s 2014 and 2022 away jerseys, and the 2014 World Cup home jersey.
Each pair of shoes features at least one panel from the five jerseys. The 2008 Mexico home jersey is classic green with red and white accents and includes a jacquard Aztec pattern. The Sambas representing Mexico’s predominantly black home jersey from 2020 include a Rosa Mexicano pink “grecas” pattern and pink leather stripes, sock liner, and stitching.
The 2014 Mexico away jersey is blood orange with black accents and black lambskin leather stripes, sock liners, and laces. The Sambas representing Mexico’s away jersey from the current year incorporate Mixtec art and are accented with forest green leather stripes, burgundy suede toe caps and lace stays, and cream-colored laces and soles.
The Sambas inspired by the 2014 World Cup home jersey features a lightning graphic and a green striped pattern. Germany defeated Argentina in the game 1-0.
Sneakerheads interested in landing a pair of the Exclusive Mash Up Sambas must sign up for a raffle here. The deadline to register for your chance to win is October 16.