Samba Classic Shoes
Excellent shoes for those who need versatility from their shoes.
I love the treads on the sambas. They provide excellent grip when outdoors, but are also flat, which suits my needs for the style of kung fu that I practice.
The black colour matches with everything, and the rubber sole is dark, blending in easily.
They look good with shorts & no socks in the summer.
And they're good for winter, which important because I live in Canada. I hate boots because they're heavy and bulky. Plus, my other shoes get destroyed by the constant exposure to salt. These shoes have that half inch of rubber along the sole which makes a big difference.
The insoles have a bump to provide some arch support, but I find them awkwardly placed. I may cut them out to create a more flat insole.
November 23, 2014
Good fit, nice style to them - a little tight at first but after being worn for a couple of days they fit great.
November 24, 2012
amazing soccer shoes
I recommend those shoes. Perfect size and comfortable.
January 27, 2014
Best purchase ever
FAST shipping. exellent product.
May 31, 2012
i LOVE these shoes, have had 2 pairs of them in the past 3 years and i wear them all the time. I have really bad arches and theyre a little too flat for me, but i throw in arch supports and everyone thinks theyre awesome, and theyre so much fun to play soccer in.
only 2 cons are my socks always slip under my feet and if you wear them a lot, the backs wear out quickly and the plastic part that holds the shape rubs the back of your foot if you dont replace them quick enough.
but i can wear these for a good year without having to replace them and i wear them all the time!
April 29, 2010
Great shoes... if they were wider.
I've had my Sambas for about four months now and I have little to no qualms with them. I personally wear them almost all of the time, but the only thing that could have been done better (I think) is the width of the shoe. Wearing the shoe pushes the sides of your foot inward and is rather uncomfortable. I thought at first that they just needed to be broken in but four months later, they still smush my foot, making walking or running in them unbearable after a short while. Overall the shoes are really nice and they stand the abuse that a lot of other shoes cannot handle. Definitely recommend if you think that you can handle the width issue. Four stars easily, borderline five.
April 22, 2014
Adidas misses the mark in Vietnam
I'm a big fan of the classic Sambas. I'm not a soccer player, I'm a rocker. I recently tried to replace my worn out Sambas I got some years back but the replacements I got are not like my old ones. My currant sambas are rad. They are made in Indonesia and are a great construction. Plus they are wide. They new Sambas I recently purchased are very narrow and pointy, as if my big toe is in the middle of my foot. I have shopped Arron's and all I can find are the narrowly made Vietnam Sambas. Too bad Adidas. Why so narrow and skinny?
May 10, 2013
These shoes are awesome, for both soccer-related and casual wear. They are very comfortable, both on and off the field. And they go with almost anything when out on the town. They look great with jeans and a shirt. Plus, for me, these are way more comfortable than some of those "performance" shoes, and these come with a somewhat smaller price tag. Plus, considering that I wear these shoes everywhere, they last longer than other shoes I have worn.
November 12, 2010
As a runner and a soccer player I am extremely picky about my shoes. These shoes are both comfortable and stylish. I wear them as casual shoes and occasionally for indoor soccer. I know so many people who own Sambas and keep buying them, I am quickly becoming one of those people and I am by no means loyal to the Adidas brand. I buy shoes that look good, fit well, and are comfortable; end of story. These shoes are awesome. I hope these shoes will last more than a year like most shoes I buy.
May 16, 2011
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