Adidas Release Vivid ‘Samba’ World Cup Boot Collection With One Eye On Brazil 2014 (Photos)

Chris Wright

6th, November 2013


By Chris Wright


We appreciate that we’re flirting with overkill at the moment when it comes to the never-ending slew of boot releases, but an awful lot of people seem to like looking a photos of shiny new things so who are we to argue?

To that end, here is the new ‘Samba’ colourway range from Adidas which, with one eye on the World Cup next summer, sees the adipure, the predator, the nitrocharge and the F50 all given shockingly vivid neon makeovers in preparation for Brazil 2014.

According to Antoine Hadjimanolis (the Global Senior Product Manager for adidas Football, no less!), the idea is to reflect the “vibrancy and exuberance” of the World Cup host nation, “from the beaches of Bahia to the Carnival of Rio” by using clashing colour “tones and palettes that you’ve never seen before on a football boot.”

…except, of course, every football boot produced in the last five years. Anyway, here’s the photos: Please use your eyes to look at them and your fingers to navigate appropriately…

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WARNING: The accompanying Samba Collection teaser video (featuring Dani Alves , Lucas Moura, Hernanes and Oscar among others) may just be hyper enough to induce seizures…

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  1. Ross says:

    What is wrong with a nice pair of Predator Black outs, Copa Mundials, World Cups or even Tiempo’s?
    Back to black!

  2. Il Capo says:

    Jesus… my eyes…

  3. Paul says:

    Black boots with a white logo should be regulation. These are horrible.

  4. DoodleMaster says:

    lol crhis so funny

  5. Ron says:

    I just had some $135USD Pumas die after 13 months, but I only play 1-2 times a week. Is this just how the new, super light cleats are built? That’s not okay in my book. Sole cracked in half on one, just as they were getting really broken in. What if I was playing 6-7 days a week?

    Picked up some adidas adiPros on sale. WOW. Played last night and they fit my narrow feet incredibly well, and, no blisters. My Pumas pulled all the way together on either side of the laces, I barely have to pull these adidas and they’re snug. Very, very nice boots. And paid $55 for them.

    Also, why is it so hard to get plain, classy cleats? Why are 12 year olds dictating cleat styles? Fuckin’ little pricks.

  6. Ron says:

    Oh, and synthetic laces. Jaysus, do they suck it hard. Please give me cotton laces that stay tied.

  7. m says:

    they make em cheap because they whip new ones out every 2 months, which coincidently is the life span of said boots. scammy. black and leather. nike tiempos are never out of style

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