ADIDAS SAMBA (MADSAKI X KAZUKI)
After being previewed by Kazuki Kuraish in his Felicity magazine of earlier this year, new pictures have emerged of the fixie-friendly Samba that Kazuki has collaborated on with brazened Japanese artist Madsaki. These will form part of the upcoming adidas Five-Two-3 City Pack, of which Kazuki will be coordinating the Tokyo contingent. Drawing on Madsaki’s experiences as a bicycle messenger working in New York, the Samba was chosen for its popularity amongst NY riders. The waterproof upper is made from slick sea-snake skin, with the stark geometric pattern on the Velcro lace-flaps resembling the livery of the bike Madsaki painted for last year’s RVCA x Cinelli Exhibition. The bright purple insole is made from an anti bacterial odor resistant material, further enhancing the shoe’s street appeal.