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adidas Samba® Classic Reviews

372 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%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"

77% "Moderate arch support"

361 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.

Additional 352 Samba® Classic adidas Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Chip S

from Baltimore, Maryland

I've never had a single issue with this shoe. Molds to your foot very quickly. Extremely durable sole that will last for years. Looks great, easy to clean, no unsightly creases where you bend your toes, and comfortable. I'm on my 3rd pair of these and am completely satisfied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Justin B

from Ontario, Canada

I love the Adidas Samba! I love the cool style of it and it is so comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

from detroit

Only shoe husband wears. Has long and kind of narrow feet, other size 14s can be too wide, especially boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2012

Alicia h

from Cheshire,ct

Zappos is the only place to buy shoes. They are the best. The samba sneaker is the highest quality and great looking. Adidas makes high class shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2011

Michael H

from Phoenix, AZ

The most durable and versatile shoe I've ever owned. Easy to dress up or down, it's a great shoe for work and play. I've played football, soccer, and basketball in this shoe. I've climbed Camelback Mountain in this shoe. I've gone to a wedding reception and church events in this shoe. It might be easier to just name the things you can't do in this shoe because that list is very short. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

At first I was concerned that this shoe would be too narrow for my feet (which run average-to-narrow!). However, after walking about 7-8 miles, they fit perfectly! Already they are becoming my favorite shoe. I am really impressed with the amount of arch support! Finally, a nice-looking shoe that is comfortable enough to wear all day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Very comfortable with classic styling and versatility. I use mine for training, leisure, and skating.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

I am very picky when it comes to shoes. Not only do they have to be stylish, but shoes also have to be comfortable. These Sambas are not only stylish and comfortable, but I love the price! I was so happy with these shoes that I bought them again in black and white.

Brands I'd also recommend: Camper

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

D.H.

from Idaho

Got them for my husband. Great for everyday use and indoor soccer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

LLPANZER

from WISCONSIN

These shoes are very comfortable and TTS. I use them for indoor soccer, but because of there comfort I will wear them more than just for soccer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockports, they use the same comfortable soles as the adidas running shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

I buy a pair of these classic shoes about once a year, and wear them nearly every day. They're sturdy, well-made, comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2011

Brian K

from Baltimore, MD

Super comfortable and fashionable. Buy a half size smaller for best fit, especially for soccer players. Great traction and grip when playing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2011

Zach D

from Washington, MO

Awesome Classic shoe! I have been wearing Sambas since I was 10 years old. (almost 20 years!). It is definitely a shoe that needs to be worn a lot to be broken in. But once they are broken in they are like an old pair of jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Grace N

from Bend, Oregon

These Sambas were for my 16 year old son; they are his favorite "go to" shoes! He loves them! This is his third pair! (He outgrew his others). As only a teenager would, he even thinks these are "dress shoes" for situations where teachers and coaches say wear dark shoes?!! He loves these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Shoes are exactly what I expected. Sometimes they literally come the net day even though it's free shipping. Zappos.com is amazing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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Excellent arch support

 

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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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