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adidas Samba® Classic Reviews

418 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

8%Rated 5 stars

68%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 273 Samba® Classic adidas Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 29, 2011

John M

from Dallas, Texas

Leather...it's been a while since I've had to break in a pair of sneakers, but these are great after a little "easy wearing" around the house.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 27, 2011

Ivan M

 

Awesome sneaks. They look sharp but remember the tongue flap does stick out a little more than most sneakers. Some might mind when wearing shorts. Cool sneakers though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 1, 2007

Eric

from california

Everything is good, the tongue of the shoe is a little weird - The tongue of the shoe is a little big. Sticks out a lot, can't tell from the picture they offer. Not a big deal. Still a good shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: rod laver, adidas

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 20, 2007

Anonymous

from Michigan

Classic delivers as all-round sneaker. I love the look of the Samba, but it's a good performer as an all-around casual shoe. I use it at the gym and around town. It lacks the heel cushion needed for running or even jogging, but that's not what this shoe is about anyway.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 16, 2007

Anonymous

from Vashon

good shoe!!this shoe has lasted a long time. but the inside gets worn down pretty quick. design is awesome! by far my favorite shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 11, 2007

Jacob

from Sacramento, CA

Classic Shoe is mostly comfortable. These shoes are, apparently, really cool. I say apparently because "cool" is partially in the eyes of others and not only myself. These shoes are pretty awesome. The fit is mostly comfortable; Adidas loses points with me for being slightly narrow. But, to be fair, I have big ol' paddle feet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 11, 2006

Anonymous

from Memphis, TN

Great look; okay support - If your feet are wide, these shoes may feel narrow, as the arch support seems designed for very narrow feet. I hope they will break in a feel more comfortable. Great look, great shoe otherwise.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2006

Anonymous

from Waupun, Wisconsin

Adidas Samba - The shoe was ok. The suede ripped and the padding inside wore away.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 16, 2005

Pescamilla

from BYC

Great look, not the most comfortable- I love the classic look of the Samba... one of the only sneakers you can wear with a suit... but they run small and narrow... I usually wear an 11 but had to go all the way to a 12 for a comfortable fit, and it's still a bit narrow for my taste...

Brands I'd also recommend: converse all-stars

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 10, 2005

Barbara V

from Oceanside, CA

Sambas- I bought the shoes for my husband. He loves them but said they're a little narrower then he thought, but they are very nice shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: converse, vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2005

Andy

from State College, PA

A classic shoe - Had a pair of these years ago, saw someone in them recently and thought they still look cool. Once a classic always a classic. Comfortable, but not as substantial as I remember them being.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 18, 2005

Anonymous

from Opelika, AL

Samba Classic Review - I was very pleased with this order. My order was received quickly and in the time I was given. The shoes are exactly what I expected.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 23, 2004

Anonymous

from florida

A True Classic - This shoe is a true classic. I am an older male intending to restart an exercise program. This shoe is comfortrable, light and handsome. Its styling remains true to the original adidas shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 23, 2004

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, NM

Nice... But a full size smaller than marked, and a bit narrow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 7, 2004

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

I feel this is overall a great shoe. They are just the right width, even though they are almost a half size too large.

Brands I'd also recommend: other adidas soccer shoes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 26, 2004

Devin K

from Ketchikan, Alaska

Awesome Shoe - When I bought the Samba Classic's, I knew that I had made a good choice. I play indoor soccer with them, I use them in P.E. and I sometimes wear them in the Gym. I wear a size 12 1/2 and so I thought that I'd buy them a half size larger so they'd fit longer. Well, big mistake. Now it feels as if they are way too big and I have to wear about 4 pairs of socks to my games. But none the less, these are great shoes. I just wish that I would've bought them the same size that I wear right now. So if you are thinking about buying this shoe, buy it the SAME size as you are right now, so that it won't be way to big when you buy it. Overall I'd give this shoe a 4 1/2 out of 5.

Brands I'd also recommend: try the outdoor soccer shoe Vapor

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 8, 2004

Jennifer H

from Dallas, Texas

I ordered these for my fiance for Christmas. These are his 4th or 5th pair of Sambas, he loves them and wears them until they wear out. We were completely satisfied, except that I counldn't tell until we got them that they had such a long tongue on them, unlike his old Sambas. It seems like Adidas changes the appearance a little every so often, but this is a change he did not like, because they won't look very good with shorts this summer. Please tell Adidas to stick to the short tongues unless they are making a pair of cleats. Thanks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Newark, Delaware

Too narrow in the widest part of my feet, compared to other brands. Not a fan of the extra long tongue either.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 29, 2006

Cecil

 

Flimsy outer sole - This is one of those shoes that look great and feels like a good buy, for about three months. Then the outer sole wears out and you can't even walk on wet asphalt without getting your socks wet. Inexpensive, yet not worth the price. Avoid.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 23, 2005

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Kinda girlie - I like the feel and size of the shoe, although I had to buy size 11 (I usually wear size 10.5). I think the front of the shoe has a girlie look to it, but then again, that might just be me. If it weren't for that girlie look created by the suede/leather interaction on the front, I'd give them a 5.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse X-Star's are the best shoes I've ever worn.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 7, 2005

Lisa

from NY

I bought the Adidas Nova a while back... really great shoe... but haven't seen them anywhere... so I tried this shoe... BIG mistake. Not only did every Samba I try make a squishy sound every time I stepped down (low quality glue to glue the insole in...) but when I took the insoles out... because they were the cause of the viciously high arch support... the shoe just basically fell apart after that... everything went wrong... it's a pretty shoe... but I've stepped on things in the streets of NYC of higher quality than this!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Something of quality: PUMA ! ! ! !

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2003

Anonymous

 

This shoe rocks - It's cool comfy and looks good

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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July 20, 2016

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

These were my go-to shoes as a kid, and I always thought they were some of the best I've ever owned. My local shoe store stopped selling Adidas products, so I ordered them here! Wearing a pair after not doing so for several years is fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 25, 2016

Anonymous

from Florida

My husband and my son love these shoes. Very comfortable. They are true to size. This is the second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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