At a time when Sambas seem to be making a comeback, Adidas unveiled the new Velosamba. It is a sneaker practically identical to the streetwear model but with the added possibility of being used in cycling performance. Indeed, this new edition outwardly looks like a typical Adidas Samba, but underneath, in the sole, it has two holes to hook with the Spd cleats of the racing bicycle pedals.
As innovative as the Velosamba model is, it is a normal Samba. It features the three Adidas stripes on the single-color upper, the Velosmaba writing in parallel to the three stripes, and the brown sole. However, in addition to the holes’ novelty, the material also presents differences from the ordinary streetwear model. In fact, the upper is made with a more comfortable material, more elastic to favor a very long pedaling time and foot stress. The sole has a reinforced plate inside to allow better grip and interlocking of the shoe with the cleats, remaining solid on the pedal.
Velosamba models are available in multiple colors and, moreover, as Bikeitalia reveals, this shoe is also suitable for indoor training, so that it can also be used during exercises on the rollers – a cycling training practice for which you cycle not on the road but on the rollers. The Adidas Velosamba are already available on adidas.com for € 120.
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