Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 258
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Set Fire to a Frozen Field
I bought my Sambas about a year ago on clearance as a plan-b. I hated them at first. They felt too long, stiff, and difficult to maneuver in. I bought them to replace my aging vans as my recreational trainer, and things weren't looking good.
But once I broke them in, they become an extremely natural and comfortable fit. I really began to wear them all the time! They might fit well with every other outfit I wear, but it wasn't until I wore them out while I ran through the icy streets and parks of Chicago in the early fall did I seriously begin to love my Sambas. When they finally came into their element, what they were originally designed for. Frozen fields.
My college Ultimate Frisbee team practices year round, and that does mean we play in the winter, so my Classic Sambas initially replaced my current running shoes simply because they weren't mesh. It soon became evident however, that they outperformed my old running shoe in every way on the field. The gum outsole grip provided me with a confident grip, while still allowing me to maintain an even balance between sliding & stopping, a must for the skilled ultimate player. The "soccer fit" of the shoe provides comfort during long matches, and the leather protects my feet from the elements or other players sharp cleats, while still allowing me with enough flexibility for tricky landings if my feet meet the ground at odd angles.
But seriously, my favorite thing about the Adidas Samba, is when you put it all together, no other shoe I've ever worn can out perform it in a dead sprint on cold grass. I'm not kidding. These shoes might be a bit heavy, but when I'm sprinting all out across the field to catch a long pass, dashing over mud and ice, dodging and weaving around defenders, and finally leaping off the Earth to make that all important catch in the end zone, no other shoe provides me with the fit, grip, and most importantly, the speed I need to make moves like that.
Where other shoes might catch, slip, drag, or give to a frosty pitch, my Sambas never quit. The Adidas Samba is the best shoe for playing Ultimate on frozen fields. Period.
March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lindseyr my husband lives in samba classics
We couldn't find them in his size in our new town...we don't usually order online but the price was fine, shipping was free and they arrived the day they were scheduled. Very happy with this purchase.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CombatBok Best indoor soccer shoes
Really like this shoes, the only improvements I would recommend would be more width options and maybe replacing the tongue with a leather tongue like the ones found in the Samba Millenium option
May 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meemaw Birthday Shoe
For over 20 years now my son has asked for this Samba Classic Shoe every year for his birthday. It's the ONLY shoe that he will wear.
I'm afraid that someday you will stop making it, and then WHAT WILL I DO?
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sambasforever Best shoe ever
Only with the foldover tongue--any other version just isn't the same for arch support and padding. I love my sambas and wear them everywhere, and I've lost count how many pairs I've gone through.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Come on over baby; let's do that Samba
I love these shoes. They are very comfortable and I can wear them anywhere -- to the gym, on a date, to work. They look great with a pair of jeans and did I mention that they are very comfortable?
November 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by hutz Great Shoes!!!
I have purchased Samba Classics for my grandchildren for the past 4 years. They wear them for sports and as street shoes. They would not wear anything else for their comfot, durabilty, and looks!!!
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asian Guy These shoes are great.
When I first put on this classic shoe it instantly felt amazing. It feels so good that when you switch to your other shoes, you don't feel the same. If you like comfortable and stylish shoes then buy these.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gym obsessed Good for gym
I got these shoes because I neede something better than vans to go to the gym in. They have a great classic look. They have good support for your foot. They're allright for running in and great for lifting.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marmar perfection.
Love the shoes, size is a little bigger than intended but even then fit so comfortably. I range from 8.5-9 womens, and went with a 7.5 in mens, so I'd probably drop down to 7, but still they're wonderful!
December 10, 2011