Studio Hagel has crafted some of the globe’s most experimental sneakers since 2015, and for its next project, the Amsterdam-based design collective is taking on the red-hot Adidas Samba. Seemingly inspired by those little twee napkins that you find in fancy restaurants, the old-school silhouette has never ever looked so prim and dainty.
Revealed in four colorways including white, pink, yellow and blue, the first thing you’ll notice about these Sambas is the fully revamped construction. While most pairs are made from leather or suede, Studio Hagel has switched out these material for a soft, crepe-like fabric. Each of the panels are highlighted by a line of contrast stitching, while little flowers are embroidered throughout the trainers for a Cecilie Bahnsen-coded aesthetic.
Light gray cotton laces tie everything together, and down below, you’ll find the OG full gum rubber midsole. The shoes are then finished with “Hagel” branding across the laterals, just to remind you that these aren’t just any old Sambas.
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