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 beloved footwear icon and a favorite of urban cyclists. These full grain leather shoes have a sturdy feel. They're designed to help protect bike commuters from the rain with a gusseted tongue and a water-repellent suede toe. Reflective laces and a city map graphic on the sockliner complete the tribute to cycling culture.