NICOLA Sturgeon has issued the perfect response after Rishi Sunak apologised to fans of Adidas Samba trainers after being accused of ruining their credibility.

The Prime Minister made the apology after he was seen wearing the grey, white and black trainers in a Downing Street interview.

Many took to social media to claim they would sell their shoes online as Sunak had ruined the look.

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Speaking on LBC Radio, Sunak said: “I issue a fulsome apology to the Samba community. But, in my defence, I would say I have been wearing Adidas trainers including Sambas – and others, in fact – for many, many years.

“The first pair my brother got for me many, many years ago – my first pair of fun Adidas trainers as a Christmas present. I haven’t looked back since. So I’ve been a longtime devotee.”

Responding to the story on social media, former first minister Nicola Sturgeon joked that Sunak had been given an insight into what it’s like to be a woman in politics.

The National:

She said: “’Sunak who has also faced questions about the short length of his trousers’, said he is ‘intrigued and amused by the amount of focus on what I’m wearing’.

“Welcome to the everyday world of a woman in politics.”

Social media users were left delighted at the joke, with one commenting that it was “very well put” while another responded with several clapping emojis.

Following the debate over his trainers, footwear historian Elizabeth Semmelhack told The Times it could prove to be “the death knell” for the retro trainer.