adidas founder Adi Dassler designed the first Samba in 1950 to give soccer players sure-footed support on icy turf. Since then, it's become a footwear icon, beloved for its low-profile style. These full grain leather shoes have a soft, supple feel. They add some flash to the classic look with gold foil details and a golden eyelet. Ultrasoft suede overlays add subtle texture and contrast.