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It’s Samba SZN – and Pharrell Williams has dropped his own take on the adidas sneaker

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Basketball is out, soccer is officially in. And that's not just because the FIFA World Cup is currently on our TVs. No the shift to football-inspired sportswear has been dribbling towards us for some time now, helped along by jerseys sent out by Martine Rose, and a handful of collaborations between adidas and high fashion names like Gucci and Wales Bonner. But if you're yet to secure a pair of adidas Sambas, get a load of this. Humanrace, Pharrell Williams' own wellness-oriented passion project, has teamed up with adidas for another movement-inspired drop. The showpiece? An all-leather and suede offering of Sambas. Find out how to nab a pair, below.


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Announced just last week, the news garnered plenty of heat from adidas and Humanrace admirers alike. The campaign, lensed by Gabriel Moses, sees sportswear elevated with a country club feel. A three-stripe tracksuit feels akin to a hand-cut suit, soft ribbed polo shirts hark back to the 60s and 70s. So if you're well-endowed in the footwear department, it's worth a little dig through the assortment of shell-outerwear and knitted jersey tops.

But back to the Sambas. Arriving in two colourways, Night Grey and the soon-to-be sold out favourite, Cloud White, the former sees the entire outer, save for the stone-grey suede on the toe, comprise of leather with a gum sole. Meanwhile, the Cloud White style errs on the classic side, with a simple monotone palette and a matching stone-grey suede toe. Both feature the traditional exaggerated tongue, made to fold over and protect your laces in a football match.

In any case, if you're looking to snatch up a pair of the adidas x Humanrace Sambas, you need to move fast. While a handful of the items, including the tennis skirts, polo shirts and jerseys, are due to drop at a later date the Sambas are currently on sale at the Humanrace website.

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