Don’t call it a comeback. Adidas’ iconic Superstar, Samba, and Stan Smith have returned for a second round on the fairways, marking the first time all three classic models have been released together in a limited-edition capsule.
Run DMC rapped about them in the ’80s but they were originally designed for basketball in 1970. The Superstars first hit the fairways in the dog days of Covid in August of 2020 to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Nearly three years later the Superstar Golf shoe is making a comeback on the course with its signature 3-Stripes and distinctive white rubber shell toe. The marbled multi-color outsole includes replaceable black cleats and secondary lugs for traction during the swing. The Superstar name is subtly debossed in the midfoot, allowing you to make a statement with your style on the range or first tee.
No soccer shoe has crossed over to streetwear to transcend fashion like the Samba. Growing up as a soccer player, nothing said you were down with overlapping runs, diagonal balls, and Cruyff turns quite like lacing up a pair of Sambas. It seems like just months ago (and it was), the Samba received a golf makeover with an adiwear spikeless outsole and EVA cushioning in the midsole for golf-specific support and stability. This latest version features a clean, all-white outsole with three multi-colored and strategically-placed marbled lugs for added traction. The all-grey upper is discreetly debossed with the Samba name on the midsole and includes a dark brown heel tab.
Stan Smith Golf
I’m a self-confessed stan for the Stans. While the Sambas hold a nostalgic place in my heart, the simplicity of the Stan Smith makes it my favorite of the collection. First released as a golf shoe in 2021, it combines classic style with recycled materials in the upper and an adiwear rubber spikeless outsole for traction inspired by the original sole design. PU cushioning in the midsole provides you with extra support during the swing. The sleek all-grey upper is contrasted by an eye-catching multi-colored marbled outsole and the iconic debossed Trefoil and Stan Smith logo on the heel for added style.
All three styles are available now at adidas.com, the Adidas app, and select retailers.