Kader Sylla's journey from a skateboarding wunderkind to a professional athlete at sixteen is remarkable. His rapid ascent in the skateboarding world has been paralleled by his creative collaborations with adidas, one of his major sponsors. The latest product of this fruitful partnership is the adidas Samba ADV. This pair follows up on the duo’s work on the Superstar and Pro Model ADV.
The adidas Samba ADV, an iteration of the timeless Samba model, has been re-engineered specifically for skateboarding. This version maintains the classic Samba aesthetic while incorporating enhancements for the demands of skateboarding. A dual-layered T-toe design fortified with Adituff reinforcement ensures durability during rigorous skateboarding sessions. A molded sockliner enhances comfort, tongue wings provide a snug fit, and the cup sole construction enhances the board feel, making it a top choice for skaters.
Kader Sylla's personal touch on the Samba is evident in its color scheme and material choice. The sneaker features luxurious brown suede on key areas such as the toe, Three Stripes, eyestays, and heel, adding a touch of elegance and resilience. The base is crafted from black tumbled leather, offering a premium feel and a striking contrast to the brown suede. Gold accents are a standout feature on this sneaker, with “Kader” text prominently displayed on the midfoot and the adidas Trefoil logo on the tongue, underscoring Sylla's signature style. The design culminates in a gum rubber sole unit.
The Kader Sylla x adidas Samba ADV will release on February 10, 2024, through adidas and select adidas Skateboard retailers online and in-store. Available in men’s sizing, retail is set at $110. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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