I got some of these, last year I think, when I needed some new trainers. I saw my lecturer wearing some, of all people, when I was in college and thought 'they are some slick ass trainers'. When I finally got some from a shitty sports shop for a cool £30, the bumming began.
I don't know what it is with these trainers, I remember my lecturer saying he loved these trainers and I could tell by the tone of his voice he genuinely had a special place in his feet for them and I can see why!
They are the balls! I've fallen for them and am seriously thinking about just buying another pair once the soles of these have worn down to my socks, which will probably be ages yet as they are sturdy mutha' footers. I've also found,since acquiring them, that many other people have some connection with them and I reckon its probably a good connection. Heres what people have said to me:
'Oi! you in the fuckin' Sambas', to which I kept my head down and walked that little bit faster.
'Whats with the Sambas? its not 1980!'
'I hear you can get them in white with black stripes now. I'd kill for some of those'
'Nice kicks man'
'I had some of those once, the big tongue with the logo is right cool'
Whats with these trainers???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adidas_Samba heres some more info on them if you love these trainers just like me.