#WhatIveGot: Adidas Samba Shoe

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I played soccer competitively since three years old, and growing up I always envied the older, cool players with their sharp black and white Adidas. I used to constantly beg my father for a pair, and he said receiving them was dependent upon scoring enough goals in my games. At the end of one particularly good season I had, my father brought me into our local soccer store and, to my joy, told me to ask for my size in my dream shoe. I have had these shoes for a few years now, but I have chosen to wear them only sparingly to keep them looking as good as new. The desirability of these shoes lies in the shoes’ relevance within the soccer world; these shoes can be seen in any non-casual soccer circle; outdoor soccer players wear them before and after practice, and indoor soccer players wear them for practice itself. They can be seen on the sidelines of both high school matches and professional games, and they can be worn for soccer-related purposes or simply casually. Thus, my desire for the shoe grew out of constant exposure to it, as well as its chic, versatile, and gender-neutral design. However, my love for this shoe grew out of possessing it. I have since retired from soccer, yet whenever I put these on I remember my old days on the field and instantly feel like I am ready for anything. I will wear them for good luck when I take exams or for extra style points on an otherwise-simple weekend outfit. The laces stay tied, the traction stays solid, and the shoe stays cool – the Adidas Samba is #WhatIveGot!

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