It’s been 100 years since Steamboat Mickey was first sketched by Walt Disney and Adidas is honoring the world's most famous mouse with a very special Samba. Adidas and Disney are no strangers to sneaker collaborations with past shoes commemorating Disney Princess, The Mighty Ducks, and virtually every Marvel superhero ever. This one seems a little different though, with a much more subtle, sophisticated approach.
The Disney x Adidas Mickey Mouse Samba is constructed in a simple all-white color scheme that uses vegan leather on the upper. Vegan leather is a growing trend made popular by fashion house Telfar and has now found its way into a plethora of sneaker releases. The only hint of color on the shoe is metallic gold used on the Samba branding and some strategic use of black. There is a very clever feature on the inner heels of each shoe. Each shoe shows a Mickey Mouse glove shaped in a way that makes for a heart gesture when the two shoes are heel-to-heel. Lastly, there is a black and white sketch of Mickey on the tongue that pays tribute to original drawings of the character.
The Disney x Adidas Samba will be released on April 27th with a price tag of $100. The pair is expected to be exclusive to Adidas but could also pop up at other select retailers across the globe. As always, stay in touch with our socials on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates on sneakers, streetwear, and collectibles.
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