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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.
I never have played soccer, nor will I probably, but these shoes are very comfortable as they are light and fit very well to the foot. they also can take a serious beating be it running,hiking, getting dunked in water, tennis, and just about anything else you care to test them at. My last pair was about 2 years old, and the main reason I got new ones was because I had finally managed to wear down the back of the sole to the point at which the while base under it was showing. Support wise these shoes are pretty decent, however, I would imagine older people or simply those with flat feet might want to look into custom inserts, as these are certianly not running shoes. over the last 6 years I have owned about 5 pairs of these shoes, first the classic ones and the last two have been the millennium ones. All of them held up far longer than most shoes. the leather might look bad after a year and a half of rough use, but the shoes remain solid and I find after about a year or so they really start to mould to ones feet and get even more comfortable. I think another great aspect is the fact that these shoes are not flashy, yet they do not look like plain black shoes. on a side tangent, I wish this box to write reviews in were larger, all this scrolling is a pain. *ignore the what is my soccer level thing, as mentioned I do not play soccer.
Excellent shoe design. A little more substantial than the Classic design. Appearance is over done with too many logos, ice., the toe logo and the gold color addition give it a tacky look. Give it the Classic motif.... it looks more professional.
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.
It's been years since I last had a pair of Sambas. I decided to get another pair and I really wish I would have tried them again sooner. They are my go to every day shoes. Comfortable, great arch support and classic.
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!
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.
Never played indoor soccer, but I used this shoe for hiking, conoeing, caving, walking around town, school, church, pretty much every dang thing you can think of. I really love the style and reliability the most, but the comfort is also really good.
These shoes were meant to be for indoor soccer but are sooooo much more. These shoes are super durable and have a lot of grip. They have suede which makes them pretty good for skating too. They are very comfortable and when you compare them to a different type of shoe they feel a lot better. I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone because they are great for sports, running, and just walking around.
Had a billion pairs of sambas in the past. Best shoes ever. These are not those shoes. Now I buy a pair and all of the sudden they're over a size too small, Way too narrow, have a huge arch, and "take weeks to break in." Adidas you have ruined your best product. Do not order these.
I can never find the Adidas I want in the Women category, and I was on the fence about purchasing the big kids's size, but I am glad I did. I wear a 6.5 in Women's, and I purchased the Big Kids size 5 - perfect fit. They are perfect. They look great, feel great - SO pleased. Excellent quality.
I bought two pairs of Adidas Samba shoes (white and black) for my son and absolutely loves them. Very comfortable and classy. He wears the black pair for school and the white ones for casual outings and he could not be happier! Totally recommended.
These shoes are absolutely amazing. They're stylish, comfortable and I can wear them when playing indoor soccer as well as wear them casually to a event. Great quality as well. I definitely recommend you buy these!
I had a pair of the white classic Sambas and I used to rock them all the time, till the sole came unglued. I have been buying Adidas for 30 years and this never happened. Then my wife bought me a new pair and they changed the label on the tongue to red from blue. RETURN... If they change the label back, I might buy another pair and hope the sole stays in tact.
Comfortable, stylish, and affordable. I've had my (first) pair for over a year now and it still looks great despite how much I've worn them. The sole still looks near brand new, at first glance you wouldn't even be able to tell they've been worn at all. The arch support is great, and the all around comfort of the shoe is just amazing. These bad boys are super durable, look stylish and clean with almost any outfit you pair them with (retro sneakers are simply timeless) and are affordable on almost any budget coming in around $60 on most websites. I accidentally got the wrong size on the first pair I bought and have them to a friend (who they fit perfect) and he pretty much says the same things I do about these shoes. They've become his favorite pair of kicks and he wears them any chance he has. All in all I can't recommend these shoes enough or say enough great things about them. I really hope these never fall out of production and Adidas continues to produce these with the quality standards they have thus far. Love you classic samba's. Never change.
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 got my Samba's for my 13th birthday back in like 2005 (i'm 23). Samba's are THE UTILITY SNEAKER! Everyday wear, pick-up games, lifting shoes whatever. Surprisingly one of my favorite shoes to commute via bicycle on because of the sole's ruggedness. These shoes have been with me through college, trips through the middle east, and i'm still wearing them today in the gym and around town. Dear Adidas, Thank you. P.S. If we could get some white colour on the gum sole, you'd make one happy boy.
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.
The inside sole of the sole is too thick, it very tightly pushes my foot to the roof the shoe -- and this is after I've loosened it. The problem is, the shoe isn't soft, it doesn't bend properly when walking, the result =it slips off from the back / the heel portion. I tried removing the soles and then walking; it seemed t alleviate the problem a small amount, however; the shoe was very minimally comfortable.
Only lasted a couple of months before the sole cracked near the front, then the whole bottom of the shoe started coming off. They were unwearable only 6 months after I bought them, and I'd only been using them to walk to my classes.
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.