After months of anticipation since early previews surfaced, JJJJound has finally offered a glimpse of its inaugural project with adidas – a collaboration that adds its signature style to the timeless Samba silhouette. The design stays true to the Samba’s classic white and black color scheme, with a JJJJound stamp in gleaming gold on the lateral side. A mustard lining and white sockliner with additional JJJJound branding add subtle yet distinct touches. Notably, each pair is crafted in Germany, which aligns with the previously-rumored $250 USD price point. Keep an eye out for further updates as we eagerly await the release details of this collaboration.

The JJJJound and adidas Samba collaboration first made waves over a year ago, with leaks of two styles surfacing in November 2022 – one in classic black/white/gum with a leather build, and another in tan/brown/gum with a shaggy suede build, both featuring custom heel branding. Now, images of a third “Off-White/Core Black/Gum” pair have emerged, staying true to JJJJound’s aesthetic: refined rather than heavily altered.

At first glance, this pair appears almost identical to the iconic white, black, and gum Samba. It retains many of the original details, including the gum midsole and outsole, grey suede toe cap, and black midfoot Three Stripe logo. However, the white leather upper is replaced with a slightly eggshell-hued “Off White” tone, and the gold foil adidas branding on the lateral midfoot now reads “JJJJound.” Additionally, an earthy gold tone lines the leather collar, with another co-branded stamp visible on the inner medial portion.

The release is slated for March 2024, likely aiming to prolong the Samba craze, with an expected price of $250 as reported by Kicksfinder. It’s worth noting that this price is significantly higher than the usual $100 for in-line Sambas. However, considering JJJJound’s reputation for reasonable pricing in their collaborations, we may see an adjusted retail price closer to the $120-$150 USD range as the release date approaches.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available, and refer to the original article for further details on the other two colorways.