Name any athletic activity, from basketball to bobsledding, to bowling, and Adidas, more likely than not, has produced specialty footwear for it. But at the end of the day, there’s one that stands above all the others, the world’s most popular game, soccer. The three stripes are omnipresent at all levels of the game, and not just on the field. Adidas’ legacy of superlatively sleek and stylish design has made the brand as integral in watching soccer as it is in playing it.
Adidas draws on both sides of their extensive soccer legacy with a debuting silhouette, the Kamanda. Taking inspiration from the Adidas mad casuals that filled terraces throughout Europe during the 1980s, the Kamanda is athletic design that sets out to make a bold style statement. A classic soccer silhouette upper is rendered in nubuck with minimalist perforated side stripes and old-school gold text branding, while a fixture of so many Adidas casual favorites, the gum sole, gets an aggressive makeover, as a bold tread pattern extends around the shoe’s entire midsole area.