First off, these shoes do not belong to me...I took this picture back in 2006 at the Sole Collector Las Vegas Finale. There was a guy named Joe Iqbal that had a table with some ridiculous size 9 Sample heat. He wasn't a competitor there, but more of a special guest per se. He lived in Las Vegas at the time, and from I hear, has close ties to Gentry Humphrey. I spoke with him at the event for a little bit, and he definitely seemed like a nice guy!
They are basically TrueBlue III Samples from 2000, but with a blue-ish hue on the elephant print panels. The quality on these were top notch, and the ankle collar had a similar feel to a 94 Retro III.