The adidas Kamanda is inspired by the energy, attitude, and values of the Terrace movement of the 1980s, according to adidas. Then, passion for soccer — and the community surrounding it — allowed fans to create new off-the-pitch looks based on styles for the sport. The shoe is also informed by the classic adidas Samba.
Inspired by the Terrace movement of the ‘80s and the communities built on the love of football (soccer), Kamanda aligns itself with the sportswear aesthetic of that time that allowed Terrace fans the ability to develop their own looks based on individual style. The shoe is constructed out of a suede upper along with mesh tongues, leather heels, and gold branding.
The adidas Kamanda features a nubuck upper and rides atop an exaggerated translucent gum cup sole, another homage to the Terrace footwear of the ’80s. Cushioning is supplied by an EVA drop-in and a suede footbed that should offer a luxe touch. Leather is used at the rear quarter while a textured mesh tongue nods to the classic Samba look.
Set to debut on April 28 in two colorways — Burgundy/Gum and Core Black/Gum — the adidas Kamanda will retail for $150.
Although the World Cup may be long over, the Three Stripes is keeping the soccer (or football, if you prefer) vibes rolling on their lifestyle silhouettes, with both the adidas Sobakov and the adidas Kamanda drawing heavy inspiration from the beautiful game. Now, the latter of the two soccer-styled casual shoes has arrived in a fall-ready “Raw Tan colorway, boasting heavy retro vibes. The tonal tan look is complimented by an interesting mix of textures, with the smooth suede upper sandwiched between a rough-hewn tongue and spiky outsole. Stitching on the medial toebox adds an extra pop to the texture blend, and accents are provided by a gold stamp on the lateral heel and a white leather patch on the heel collar.