Really nice looking shoe. They do seem to be a bit narrow compared to other shoes my size and given the stiff material, that can make them a bit uncomfortable. As mentioned by other reviewers, they are slightly noisy. Initially, there was a loud squeaking noise from the smooth plastic tongue rubbing against the inside of the shoe. However this was remedied by simply lacing the shoes more loosely. Hopefully in future revisions, the material of the tongue will be changed to something that doesn't squeak (e.g. canvas). Also, compared to other shoes I've worn, these tend to "thunk" pretty heavily when my heel hits the ground. However, these are nitpicks; The minor noise and discomfort issues will get better as you break in the shoe. Overall, the styling is great and they seem to be very high quality.
These are my 10th pair, I would recommend them to anyone. They go well with anything, street, casual, I enjoy them a lot. But these squeak like crazy. I had to sand them lightly and it helped.. Still trying to get the right one to stop squeaking. Otherwise they would have 5 stars.
These shoes are awesome. Everybody is right that they squeak a lot while you are walking around but if you care about having shoes that look good and will last a long time, then these are the shoes to go.
Extremely squeaky. Like walking around in clown shoes. Annoyed all my co-workers. I like the look of these shoes, but the squeakiness is ridiculous. The squeak comes from the tongue rubbing against the interior of the shoe. My solution was to use sandpaper to roughen up the tongue of the shoes. This dampened squeakiness to almost regular sneaker levels It's kind of unacceptable of Adidas to ship out these shoes with such a blaring design flaw. They need to change the material used in these shoes, to something less squeaky.
Firstly, the composition of the shoes is striking, the combination of black leather and the suede toebox gives them an elegant look. On feet, the fit is just perfect and the leather upper trounces the more commonly used synthetic uppers any day. Order true to size and make sure to use shoe polish/shine regularly to maximise the longevity of the leather. Might even consider buying the white model too.
Perfect shoe for many outfits! I bought these to replace my sons gazelles, he loves these, says they're really comfortable. Would be good to add the loop on the tongue for the laces so it doesn't slip sideways.
I have worn Adidas Sambas for more than 25 years. They were the only sneaker shoe I have worn. I have been a loyal Adidas Samba owner and have had more than 40 pairs of them over the years. WHAT HAPPENED ADIDAS? Your 12.5 size is smaller than they used to be, while the 13's are still too big. The leather is hard and looks like plastic! I bought the last several pairs online because local stores no longer carry 12.5. With my purchase several months ago, I initially thought it was a mistake, so I literally bought another pair but they are still too small as well. I still have old pairs to compare them with and the new ones are smaller. SIZE MATTERS - SO DO CUSTOMERS What happened Adidas?
They fit a hair smaller than my other Sambas, but I fear they will crease if I go 1/2 a size up. Thin socks make them work. The leather tongue makes a squeak sound when I walk as it rubs against the inside.
Love the look and feel of these shoes. The real leather adds such a nice texture and solidity, and the shape is gorgeous. The only thing I could possibly want improvement on is reinforcement of the heel part with the logo, and the toe, as they can be flimsy. Overall, amazing product, and I will be a regular customer!
Great comfort, seem to last forever and ever. I'm normally an 11 or 11 1/2 but a 12 in these fits perfect. Bought OG gazelles and size 12 was too big, should have ordered 11 1/2 in them, in case that comparison helps.
I love the classic Samba style and the colourway is fantastic. Unfortunately they come up nearly a whole size too small which makes them very uncomfortable to wear for a whole day. Standard delivery is also very slow, received over a week after the initial order.
I ordered these sneakers as a birthday present for myself :-) They are very cute, comfortable and stylish, they feet perfectly both, with dresses and casual outfits as well. I am size 37, I ordered 37 1/3 and they feet perfectly. They have become my favorite pair of shoes!
These trainers look fantastic and have a very robust construction. Compared to other Adidas Samba trainers I have had in the past these are on the small side making them slightly uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend these trainers but would suggest that you consider ordering a 1/2 size larger than your regular size - I thought they would loosen up but they haven't really so it's a bit late for me to change them now!
I have been wearing Adidas shoe since I am a youth, it perfectly fit me. I love the traditional but elegant design, light, comfortable and durable. I used it mostly for indoor activities and another pair for casual wear. Thank you Adidas!
My friends call these my "golf shoes", but they are all Niketards, so I don't care. Previously I have worn running shoes as my daily shoes, but they were not durable enough for all day use. I bought these shoes, and the durability is much better. The squeaking is not that bad and goes away after a few days.
The ones with the Large Tongue (indoor ones) will not squeak as much since the inner lining is more of a felt fabric. The ones without the large tongue have a synthetic lining and synthetic tongue which is causing the squeaking that many are complaining about.
Squeaking? Get some sandpaper and rough up the leather where the tongue touches the inner eyestay - no more squeak! I'm only putting 4/5 stars because it's a crime ADIDAS doesn't allow you to get the longer, ribbed CLASSIC Samba tongue on these custom kicks. These are my 17th pair of Sambas in the past 10 years. I love them all, but the CLASSIC Sambas have always been my favorite ... if only we could get some without that gross nasty raw gum sole
For nearly a decade I have used sambas as underway shoes. They are comfortable to wear. Their soles grip well on deck plates, even in machinery spaces. From the bilge to the treadmill, from hiking deer mt in Ketchikan AK to running around Manama Bahrain, these shoes have demonstrated versatility. The only thing I would prefer would be an American or Canadian made shoe.
These trainers are overpriced synthetic garbage. Just what part of the upper, besides the suede pieces, are "full grain leather upper?" I have had these for about 2 weeks and the creases at the toes have started to bubble where the creasing has formed. Mistakenly thinking that if I oiled them with leather oil, the "leather" would be hydrated and bubbling would stop, I applied several applications of neatsfoot oil - the same leather oil that I use to soften and waterproof my $350 Redwing work boots. Only, it seems the oil just evaporates rather than absorbs. Upon closer examination of the shoe upper materials, I am not sure there actually is any leather in the uppers at all, save for the suede pieces at the toes. The fact that Adidas is charging more for a product that is clearly inferior in materials and its ability to last than its Samba Classic predecessor, is deplorable. Will not be buying these again.
Bought these trainers as a Christmas present for my boyfriend after he'd admired them for months. Very classic Adidas originals style and look very smart on. True to size. Obviously need to be taken care of because they're white but other than that the leather is good quality and easy to clean. Look great with jeans and a polo or shirt. Very very happy!
I can get cheap clothes but I never get cheap shoes because foot comfort is essential to a runner who has back pain like me. I love the look of these shoes, they are classic. But they also feel good on my feet after standing four hours in front of a classroom. So good all the way. Good surprise.
I ordered my normal size 10-1/2 and they were too tight. I wore them several days and they did not loosen up. They eye so tough i could feel one of the dimples of the sole through the insole, which became all I could feel and caused shooting pain up my leg after two days wear. U sent them back and got an 11. They are way bigger than the 10-1/2 where my tour went all the way to the end. My toe ends at the beginning of the suede with an inch of room left. But, they are pretty comfortable and they look great with everything. I just wish they were a little looser for the proper size. All my other athletic shoes are 10-1/2, even other Adidas, and fit perfectly, but these were too small. Yes, they squeak. Haven't tried to fix it yet. One of the tongues folds up and hits my toes causing irritation. I think it is because the 11s are slightly too big. Hoping it well eventually break in. Wish they were all leather. The vinyl causes all of the problems: squeak, uncomfortable tongue, and too sweaty in bare feet.
They are Samba's, enough said there. One complaint though, they tend to squeak. This is a very common complaint I have seen. Makes it very awkward when you are walking thru a quiet place, like a library or working office.
there s something very wrong with this pair. they re very hard and small . I know my size but this time my right foot has suffered greatly. the shoe is very hard inside and kinda small cuz it hurts my toe. I stop using it for good I just cant wear it like this.