Fashion / Style

Need to update your sneaker wardrobe? Here’s where to buy a pair of adidas sambas

The samba is iconic and immediately recognisable as one of adidas' most flashy, suede additions. Originally released in 1950, adidas' Samba sneakers were designed to provide grip and stability for every sportsman. There's a glacial history behind the famed shoe: a German team donned a revolutionary shoe designed to withstand icy and snowy pitches. This earlier iteration featured an outsole with three cut-out suction cups, providing players with enhanced traction and grip in footing. In 2014, the Samba pack was popularised by the Brazil world cup match in customary yellow and green. (Which, mind you, are also our sport colours). Boom: the Samba hit the streets and the craze was born.

Building on this success, adidas continued to refine and improve the Samba shoe over the years until it cultivated the icon status it holds today. With a cream white signature serrated 3-Stripes to the sides and a cushy gum rubber outsole, there's reason aplenty for kitting your own soles. A perfect nod to the heritage of the adidas brand, a pair of sambas is this winter's must-have.

Below, we're bringing you the RUSSH scoop on where to buy adidas Sambas.


At HYPE you get the best of both worlds, choose between in-site shopping and a zippy delivery from any store in Sydney, NSW and greater Australia. This classic combo in suede and cream is endlessly versatile.

  • Free delivery in Australia
  • 1 HR: Click and Collect FREE
  • Same day deliver for $23


2. Farfetch

Farfetch has a great colour selection for sambas in rotating shades. This maroon rendition is perfect for a descent into Autumn. This site is your go-to for some seamless off-site shopping.

  • Standard 7-day shipping
  • Free returns in 14 days



Ssense has a low-crinkle samba in buttercup yellow. With the extensive armoury of brands they carry, make sure to trawl the site for other offerings. We love Shushu Tong, Wales Bonner, and No Dress Online. Walk, don't run.

  • Free shipping over $450 AUD
  • 20% off full price items


4. JD Sports

JD Sports offers the samba in a classic black and white colourway. Make use of their nifty Fit Finder tool online to ascertain your perfect sizing for each individual model that floats your fancy.

  • Free delivery
  • Available on Klarna for buy now, pay later
  • Extra 20% off on footwear


5. Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds is a Sydney local dive, for many reasons. This pair of tan and cream sambas might be our next one. Try them in-person at Surry Hills to see if they're a perfect fit.

  • Hybrid retail customer experience
  • Free domestic shipping on orders over $150


6. Adidas

What better place than the hallmark carrier themselves to get an adidas original?  With arguably the largest selection range and sizes to mix and match, there's no place like home. Shop at the link now.

  • Free delivery over $120
  • Free returns on all footwear
  • 4 payment installment plan on afterpay

Already nabbed a pair of Sambas and looking for something different? Here's our guide to the best adidas Samba alternatives.


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