This are the best all around shoes that you can ever have. My last ones lasted me 4 years and I wore them for everything. Mine have stains of sweat, grass, blood, alcohol, paint and dirt, I wore them for everything, soccer games, parties, dancing, gym, hiking, long walks, and even working construction they served their purpose and it's time to retire them and get a new pair of Sambas Millenium
It is a little bit narrow. So get half a size bigger than what you usually wear in Adidas. Other than that, superb quality and comfort is what you get out of this pair of shoes. I use it for officiating Futsal and so far it is amazing in action.
Material felt cheap and the arch was too high. I ordered this on Amazon and was excited to try it on until it arrived. The shoe looked awesome but as soon as I tried it on it was no good. Maybe it takes some time for the material to break in but it feels cheaply made. It was too uncomfortable to wear from the high arch support. I'm no were near flat foot and the arch was way too high for my feet.
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.
I have been wearing Addas Samba's 'since 1977, I was involved with sports primarily soccer all my young life up until my 21st year on this beautiful earth of ours. I have also had other brands as well but my choice was Samba. I was never without them, always had backups and they would last me for about a year. I would never be without them. They are the foot wear god to me.....Adidas Samba rule. And I wear them every day.
I have been wearing Adidas Samba's since 1977.....I played soccer then and was introduced to them thru sports....i have worn them respectfully ever since...i have had pairs for years...they are simply the best and most comfortable...I have also had Puma and Nike...."Adidas is the Foot God"in my book....keep up the great work in foot wear....
My 7 year old loves them! After unsuccessfully trying to find sneakers for my son in stores, I decided to look online to read what sneakers have gotten great review for kids. This was my first time shopping for sneakers online and I was hesitant because I wasn't sure if they were going to fit him well. They were sold out at the Adidas store in the mall and that's when I decided to just purchased them online. Arrived in the mail two days later. The sneakers were a perfect fit and he says they are really comfortable! I purchased a 13 1/2 for him. P.S. These sneakers aren't just for indoor soccer but also very durable for everyday use!
The original Samba (the shoe with the white toe band and sole, was In my opinion the perfect shoe. This new design is a Samba by name only, a little tight on the front, overbearing thick Adidas stripes are not impressive but the leather persuaded me to purchase the shoe.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.