Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 241
Rated 5 out of 5 by thp21 Highly versatile
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan24 Great shoes
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAEWOO amazing soccer shoes
I recommend those shoes. Perfect size and comfortable.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peidan Best purchase ever
FAST shipping. exellent product.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by K-Town RIP Adventure Shoe
These Sambas have seen me through adventures from the Appalachian mountains to the far side of the world. They have hiked passes on the Rwenzoris and walked the cobblestones of Sevilla. When the shoelaces literally disintegrated to dust in the heat of South Sudan, I replaced them with construction line, then later with tough outdoor lashing cord. They took a beating in Bangladesh and have walked the streets of Kolkata for a year. Now the journey of these fine shoes is finished. RIP Sambas. #AdventureShoe — in Calcutta, India.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by spurls This is my ONLY sneaker
I've been wearing Samba's for over 20 years... I buy a new pair about every 15 months cause I scuff them up and cant wear them to fancy places anymore... but never because they are worn out... I dont think they CAN wear out... the sole NEVER peels... the interior resists wear from my hyperactive toes... they never peel... come unstitched... (wish I could say the same for my Doc's) They ARE perfection.
In this day and age when EVERYTHING is cheaper and crappier and lasts less and less... These shoes remain at the top of their game...
I will NEVER wear another sneaker...
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 SO COMFY!
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by cport 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
Rated 2 out of 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by BKidd Awesome Classics
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