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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 270 reviewers.
Men's adidas Originals Lifestyle Shoes
Samba Shoes
White/Black (G17102)
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Rated 5 out of 5 Adidas Sambas: Show of the Gods I have been a loyal Sambas wearer for the last 9 years or so. A single pair of shoes last me a year and a half, and then I keep hold of them so I can have them as work shoes for activities such as mowing the grass or hiking in the mud. These shoes last forever, can slip on and slip off, look great, are very comfortable, and have a pretty good tread. I do a lot of walking and hiking, and I wear my Sambas through it all. I even played Tennis in my Sambas all through high school, and they were fantastic for that as well. I would not recommend running in Sambas, however; purchase actual running shoes for that. But overall, there is truly no better everyday shoe out there. August 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by All purpose shoe What I like best about the Sambas by Adidas is the flexibility they afford me when deciding which clothes to wear them with.I can throw on a caual pair of cargo shorts or a light or dark colored pair of jeans or khakis and the Sambas are a perfect match no matter what.The Sambas have that dressy sneaker look that appear to be a blend between a sneaker and a casual shoe ideally made for long pants.These shoes are also excellent for long walks. Very few sneakers are design to be three shoes in one.I'm a size 15, which meant I had to use the custimization option which goes up to size 21.Tried a 14 and these shoes do run true to size.I bought the white with black stripes. April 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Intolerably squeaky, but great customer service These were my third pair, because pairs one and two were fantastic. Unfortunately, these squeaked so much, I stopped wearing them. Opponents could literally hear me before they saw me! The squeak comes from the tongue rubbing against the upper. I checked my older Sambas, and the upper has a felt-like layer around the lace holes that prevents the tongue from making direct contact with the leather of the upper (an easy enough fix I hope to see in future editions). Although I would not recommend the ones I bought, I will be back; Adidas' customer service was great, and sent me a return slip so I can send them back for a 100% refund. Can't ask for more that that! June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockin' Pair of Shoes I switched to Sambas because I was looking for shoe that looked sleeker than the Vans that I have been wearing for years. These shoes did not disappoint. From the moment I put them on, I felt transformed by how sharp these shoes look; they look amazing with ANY outfit (jeans, business casual, sports, etc.). They fit true to size in all respects and when they're all laced up, fit my feet like a glove. These are truly the best shoes that I have ever bought. I even like them so much, I'm not using them for tennis as I originally intended, and instead bought a completed different shoe instead so that these stay looking nice. In my opinion, don't hesitate, just buy. February 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by A bit disappointed in the Samba I was really looking forward to getting a pair of these again. I haven't had any since I was a teen. I tried on a pair with the large tongue at a local sports store and found them to run about 1/2 size too small (I'm a 10-1/2 and I had to buy 11's). So I ordered some from the Adidas website with the smaller tongue. The shoes are good quality, but squeak whenever I step. They are also a lot narrower than I remembered from trying them on. one design element I really don't like is the high back part cutting into my ankle. I'd like to see them lower it a bit. Overall: AVERAGE. I wish they had the Rom model in my size. I would have gotten those instead. June 14, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cost cutting to it's finest. I recently just purchase a new pair of Sambas after my first pair finally fell apart after 16 years. Granted, I didn't wear them everyday for years now, but I still couldn't bring myself to throw them away. These new ones have gone through the bean counters. Painted on blue tag, no shoelace loop on tongue. The most noticeable aspect is that the shoe is now fake leather. This wouldn't be such a problem accept for the fact that everytime I walk into the air conditioned building at my work, the temperature change makes them squeak uncontrollably! I've only had them a week, so I hope they stop soon. Other than that, the shoe feels like home. June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent I really like the shoe as a whole. It has a great look that goes along with my style, but it had a few downsides for me. When I first received them I was happy as can be, but after wearing them for around 10 minutes or so I started to notice that my heels were feeling a searing pain. They were rubbing the backs of my ankles raw causing severe blistering and it didn't stop for about 3 weeks. Once they get broken in they feel fine and extremely comfortable. It's just that the break-in period takes too long. But once you are finished experiencing the break-in stage, they will probably be the best pair of shoes you've owned. October 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Once in a lifetime product I've worn many shoes from many different companies over the years but one shoe has stood above the rest. There is nothing more worthy of being on my feet than the classic styling of the Samba sneaker. The classic black with white stripe color way looks good with nearly any outfit you throw at it and it helps that these shoes are very comfortable. Though perhaps not even great products are without their cons, and there is only one here. The shoe has a tendency to squeak, although its not very audible it is noticeable to the wearer. However, the squeak is easily trumped by the iconic design, and comfort. If you're in the market for a new sneaker go ahead and buy the Samba, for me it fit true to size. December 29, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very squeeky leather I've worn these shoes daily for 2 weeks and the leather tongue is unbelievably squeeky when I walk. Not just a little bit, but really loud. I even used leather conditioner on the tongue and that only helped a little bit. I've never had shoes before that were so incredibly noisy. In terms of comfort, they are good but not great due to minimal arch support. Sole grip is superb. They are also very stylish. I love the low profile. I would have given the shoe a higher rating if the leather wasn't so annoyingly squeeky. After 2 weeks of daily use (all day long, including gym time) they should be broken in, but I'll give it more time to see if they improve. July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Improved fit and comfort These updated Sambas look and feel great. My old Sambas were a little narrow and the arch support did not fit quite right. The new Sambas I purchased online a couple of months ago fit perfectly. The Adi logo on the back of the heel and on the top on the tongue add a dash of style to an otherwise plain shoe. They are comfortable enough to wear everyday, but are durable enough to be worn for indoor soccer as well. I highly recommend the Sambas and would purchase them again. October 16, 2010
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