Adidas Has Sold an Insane Amount of Sambas

Get the figures behind one of the brand's most successful shoes.

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adidas Samba

by Brendan Dunne

The adidas Stan Smith is still the official best-selling adidas sneaker of all time, but this just might be the runner-up.

The adidas Samba, a shoe originally designed for soccer that's long occupied the lifestyle realm, has sold an estimated 35 million pairs according to a new piece from Ad Week. If the estimate is accurate, the massive sales figure would likely put the Samba behind the Stan Smith as far as shoes that have moved the most units in the 91-year history of the brand.

Read more on the cultural significance and the history of this iconic sneaker via Ad Week.