A casual buy No. 6



It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaaaas! To help cheer me up from supporting Brighton and Hove  Albion Football Club, Santa is going to fill my stocking with – or I should say I will be putting my stockinged feet into – a new pair of these puppies. Adolf Dassler’s very own Samba blue/white suede trainers.

I don’t own a lot of Herr Dassler’s training shoes, but I do own a LOT of other training shoes. What perfidious heresy is this, some might scream, whilst stamping their Trimm Trabbed feet?

I have two good solid reasons for thinking like this: 1) Most adidas lines are cack and live off the rep of their few truly classic lines/colourways (see the sambas above). 2) In this game (the thing we call “casual”), one must not be seen to follow the herd too much. Every proper lad, boy, bonehead and chav (and his pitbull dog) owns adidas trainers, and not only that, they obsess and lavish so much love on ’em I feel sorry for their wives and sweethearts, I really do.

That said, some adidas shoes are just too good not to jump into with both feet (sorry), and the Samba blue/white suedeys are right up there with them. Just don’t expect me to take them to bed, wrap them lovingly in their box, or cry when I get a bit of shite on ’em being escorted by the plod up to Elland Road or The Valley. I’ll be too busy knocking about in them, having fun.


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One Response to “A casual buy No. 6”

  1. Gregory Despain Says:

    I really just wanted to chime in and let you know that you are quite possibly one of the best writers ever on this subject. Everyone else is kind of hard to comprehend as I am not exactly A native English speaker, but I am working on it. So I truly appreciate you breaking it down for me.

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