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Samba Primeknit's second-skin design provides a barefoot playing experience.

Ross Brooks
  • 28 february 2014

Knitting is a skill that can produce more than just Christmas sweaters and socks, proven once again the release of the world’s first knitted football boot. The Adidas Samba Primeknit is just as sturdy as a traditional boot, creates less waste, and offers the comfort and responsiveness of playing barefoot.

The boot is limited edition and an features an upper section knitted from heel-to-toe that creates a bespoke second-skin design. Every single yarn also receives a high precision coating that guarantees water resistance even in the toughest of playing conditions. Advanced production techniques make it possible for the boot to be constructed without any wastage of material; which is hopefully the start of a more sustainable era for Adidas products.


Markus Baumann, Senior VP for Global Football at Adidas said:

Primeknit is a further demonstration of our commitment to driving relentless innovation in football and is designed to allow for a bespoke fit for each player, making performance more intuitive and responsive than ever before. primeknit is a technology that is right at the heart of adidas innovation and we’re excited about introducing this development into football.

The Samba Primeknit will be available from March 17th, when it can be purchased from selected adidas retail outlets, associated stockists and the company’s website.

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