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adidas Samba® Classic Reviews

366 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

62% "Felt narrower than marked"

75% "Moderate arch support"

355 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/8/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The Samba Classic is my favorite trainer, both for indoor soccer and for just plain hanging out. Incredibly comfortable shoe and it fit precisely as expected. Plus, I recently discovered that the woman of my dreams digs my Sambas as well. She also wears black Adidas trainers! True love... Even if you don't have such a life-changing experience, you do need to own these! :-)

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/3/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have experienced both these pairs. The classic Adidas Men's Samba Classic Soccer Shoe have a larger tongue, are easier to slip on/off, and provide medium/enhanced arch support. If you wear air-soled running shoes, you probably will not even notice. Personally, I am Not a fan. The arch support has changed in the last three years (the last time I bought this style). Be warned! The original Adidas Men's Samba Reflective Sneaker have a smaller tongue, less arch support (meaning flatter/next to none). I have worn nothing but Chucks and older Sambas happily for many years, and identify with the barefoot-running crowd, so for me, flatter is better. They are harder to slip on/off, but once they are on, they fit like a glove! Yes, they squeak like everyone says. That does not bother me, but then again I am not a movie usher, burglar or otherwise occupied in the skulking arts. Some people will prefer one over the other. For me, the clear winner is the originals.

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2011

SD

from San Diego, CA

Ordered these for my husband and he loves them! Fit is true to size. Color mix (tan/white with dark stripes) looks great, very versatile. Already ordered another pair in black with white stripes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2011

Debbie N

from Morrisville, Mo.

This has been my best online purchase ever! I ordered the shoes on Friday and they arrived at the destination by Monday ! Shoes were as advertised I will order from again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2011

Anonymous

from NJ

Classic indoor soccer shoe! Before playing I used them as regular sneakers to break them in. Now, this is the only shoe that I wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Knoxville, Tennessee

Great shoe. Used for running, life style, and work (outdoors). Lasted about a year before serious wear showed but they still function after 2 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Detroit, Mi

My husband loves these sneakers. These are his second pair. He wore the first pair so much that he wore holes into the lining.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2011

F.D. M

from Fairfax, VA

They're Sambas, so of course they're awesome. This is the first white pair I've owned, so we'll see how they hold up appearance wise, but I know I'll be wearing them for years to come!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 8, 2011

Laura R

from Portland, OR

I bought these as a present. My partner loves Samba's and thinks they are one of the most comfortable shoes around. She's wears them as everyday casual shoes and they are very comfortable. She wears size 9 in women's so we buy size 8 in men's. Fit true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 3, 2011

Darren l

 

Beautiful shoe. Great and stylish for the casual office. Get lots of compliments. Highly comfy shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 25, 2010

Anonymous

 

These shoes are excellent for both purely casual wear and athletic involvements you may find yourself in. They're very lightweight, but very durable. They provide excellent grip in urban environments and are extremely comfortable. In comparison to other shoes I've had, I normally have to go smaller in size because of the length, but the width is perfect. I find these MUCH better than the other Adidas Sambas with the blue logo.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2005

Sasha

 

The Best - Probably one of my favorite shoes ever. These go with anything, jeans, cords, khakis. And they always look cool and sleek. At first they were tight and had a high ridge, but soon they formed to my feet and now are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 18, 2003

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

Good shoe. Not great, but good. I bought these mainly 'cause I think they look cool, I confess. The arch is a bit too far forward, and they sqeak like mice when I walk (which will stop over time). They're also not ventilated, so my feet get really hot in them. The only real reason I wear them every day is 'cause they look so cool and they're really in style right now. I'm a total fashion-victim where these shoes are concerned, cause they're not that great -but they look good.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 23, 2012

Paul A

from Saint Petersburg, FL

I've wanted a pair of these shoes for a long time and I'm thrilled with them, absolutely thrilled.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from pleasanton, ca

Sambas have lasted me longer than almost any other shoes that I have purchased. I only have one pair of shoes that I wear everyday and usually I would need new shoes every six to eight months, Sambas last significantly longer, my first pair lasted around 13 months and this pair is at 18 months.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2012

Modern M

from Atlanta

These are great sneakers! I purchased these due to the nostalgic feelings from wearing these as a kid in the 80's and the fact that they still look uber cool and timeless. They are super comfortable right out of the box and very well made. They are an exceptional value as they will last for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2012

Mark

from United States

Love these shoes...so comfortable and look great with most anything I wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 1, 2011

Jeff F

 

Shoe was as expected. Shipping was lightning fast! Very pleased with overall service! Please keep it up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Dallas

I actually enjoyed my shopping experience with Zappos.com. They made it easy and fast, and I like my shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: I would recommend they shop the website to just about anything they want.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2011

Eileen

 

Mine don't squeak! Well, that was my biggest fear in purchasing these shoes after having read many many reviews. But I'm glad that I went ahead and purchased these because they are so comfortable. I don't play indoor soccer and I wear these purely for comfort and style and I really am glad. I've been wearing a lot of Converse, casual flats, Vans (zapato del barco)...and I think in terms of comfort, these are up there but I also feel like I could run a short distance in them if needed (compared to my Vans, which I wouldn't). I don't have super flat feet but slightly flat but don't have any problems. The tongue also does not bother me, I just pulled it over to the side a bit and it's fine. I normally wear 7.5 when I wear Nikes for like running, basketball, cross-training...and I bought a 7.5 in these. But I think I like my Chucks, I'd prefer to go a half size down to wear them more fit since there's less padding overall. I know many people who have been wearing these for years, pair after pair...and I think I'm going to be one of those people now. Nice street style but also fine for the office on casual Friday...at least until they're too beat up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2011

Anonymous

 

Classic indeed! I've been wearing Samba's for 20+ years and I love them. They are my utilitarian sneaker of choice. Once broken in, they are insanely comfortable and durable. I wore my last pair for 3 years before they had to be retired. I would not recommend them for someone with wide feet; however, and they can get a little warm in hot weather. The break-in period is a little longer than other sneakers I've owned as well. Other than that, they are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Memphis

Zappos is the best ever. I don't even think to go anywhere else. There are no worries and you turn around and your order is on your doorstep. Love them, Samba classic's are the only thing my husband wears so I know I can get them at Zappos. They are great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2011

Daniel B

from Seattle, Washington

These shoes rock! I am wearing them as I speak. Comfortable, stylish, sleek, and affordable. If you unsure, hopefully this review will sway you! They are awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2011

Jennifer

 

These shoes were great and fit like a charm! Super comfy. The shipping was pretty bad though and they sent them to some weird places before getting them to me. But now that they are here I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a second pair that I have purchased for our son! He loves them. Excellent quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I bought these shoes to wear while biking and they are perfect! Very light and comfortable, and they slide easily and comfortable into the toe clips. The top of the shoe can be a bit uncomfortable for the first few days, so I recommend wearing higher socks so it does not rub against your skin. It only takes a few days before they are completely broken in and you can return to wearing ankle socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2011

Mark F

from Brooklyn, NY

These are my tried and tested go-to shoes. I've had 4 pairs over the past 5 years. Each one lasting just slightly longer than the previous. While they fall apart like every other shoe out there, they don't do it quickly. Often times, they could go for another 5 months if I didn't use them while longboarding.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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