adidas is issuing a new round of Puffylette shoes, which boast fake print designs inspired by classic adidas models like the Samba, Superstar, Forum, and Stan Smith.

Looking to the pic, the shoe looks like a slightly bloated Samba sneaker from afar. But, the Puffylette actually totes a Samba print on its quilted upper, giving the illusion of the adidas soccer shoe — a Samba dupe, if you will.

Of course, adidas pulls the same optical trick with its other three Puffylette iterations, all of which land on December 2 on adidas' website.

Introduced in the latter half of 2022, the Puffylette is basically an adidas puffer jacket for your feet. The adidas model totes a padded upper infused with PrimaLoft insulation, all atop a cushioned EVA midsole and outsole (it reminds me of The North Face's slippers).

The Puffylette is essentially a plush extension of the adidas adilette slide, whose universe now includes clog, seismic, and even stuffed animal-equipped slip-on shoes.

After launching the Puffylette in safe colorways and classic Three-Stripe designs, adidas joins in on fashion's mind tricks craze with its latest puffer shoe release.

Leather jeans, body print dresses, and now faux Samba mules? Fashion is becoming the new "is it cake."

​​To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, check out the best sneakers to add to your rotation this week, follow @highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter for early access to the best drops sent straight to your inbox.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Amidst the 'Renaissance' Ticket Chaos, Beyoncé Lets Loose at a Pre-Grammys Party

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Château Royal Wants You to Know You're Sexy

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    These AJ1s Might Cost You a Month of Rent

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    All the Details: Tiffany & Nike's $400 Air Force 1

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    And Just Like That... Gucci Birkenstocks

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Even Stüssy's 8-Ball Nylon Jacket Didn't Stand a Chance

    Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.