Two colorways of the adidas Samba receive the JJJJound treatment.
According to a now deleted tweet from JJJJound, this collection of adidas Samba's are fake and not releasing. JJJJound does have another project in the works with adidas Originals, stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
2022 has proven that minimalism is all the rage as we’ve seen the insane demand garnered for a simple black-and-white Dunk Low or even the AJ 4 “Military Black.” Stepping away from The Swoosh, one label that has made this minimal aesthetic their calling card is the Montreal-based collective JJJJound. Various collabs that stretch well past footwear have all come in simple color schemes and minimal additions, however, Justin Saunders label is now working with a brand they have never partnered with before - adidas. Giving them one of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes, the adidas Samba is given the JJJJound treatment in two distinct colorways.
As with all JJJJound collabs, things remain relatively simple as we see a black/white rendition and a tonal tan colorway. For the black/white colorway, a short-haired suede takes over the upper and stays all-black while the Three Stripes along the midfoot and the heel tab receive a stark white makeover. For its leather lining, a gum brown shade is utilized while we receive our only hit of JJJJound branding visible back on the heel tab. Underfoot sits a semi-translucent gum rubber midsole and outsole.
On the Tan colorway, we receive an ultra-hairy suede upper in a wheat-like hue that gets contrasted by a deeper tan shade along the Three Stripes and the heel tab. Just like the black pair, the sockliner comes in leather and contrasts the upper while JJJJound’s imprint is visible on the heel tab. Finishing everything off is the semi-translucent gum rubber outsole.
The JJJJound x adidas Samba Collection is set to release in 2023 through JJJJound, though a release through adidas and select retailers isn’t out of the picture yet. As of this writing, sizing and pricing information is TBA. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on release info for this JJJJound and adidas collision and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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