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adidas Originals Kids Samba® Leather (Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

92% "Felt true to size"

98% "Felt true to width"

99% "Moderate arch support"

35 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/22/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

We've purchased Sambas for my soccer-loving kids ever since they were able to walk. This purchase was for my 10-year old daughter who still loves them. She is now playing Futsal which is in a gym and requires no-skid soles. These are perfect for that, for indoor and for just casual wear.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/1/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very narrow, my son always been happy with Adidas Samba, but when you buy size 10½ or over they become very narrow and not as flexible as the smaller sizes.

Additional 18 Samba® Leather (Little Kid/Big Kid) adidas Originals Kids Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2011

Stacey R

from New York

A great looking shoe. Loved the red stripes with the traditional black Adidas background. The leather is a little stiff and needs some breaking in but didn't seem to bother my son. Also arch support and cushion is moderate to none. My 7 year old son just loves these. As a mom they seem to be a great everyday shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2010

M I

from New York, NY

These are great shoes! My son is a classic kid. but the old school styling keeps him cool. They fit great, hold up well and I love the red. It stands out from all the other boys.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2010

Monique L

from Riverdale, Georgia

My son loves the Samba. I love the classic look with a little twist. It can be worn with almost anything!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

My son loves the shoe and they look really cool with all the straight leg pants that are in style this season. I originally ordered the Samba Classics and they were too narrow, but apparently these are the Samba Originals and they fit just fine and run wider than the classics. I did read a review that they squeak a bit when walking and this is true! I think it get less and less as they wear in. All in all, cute versatile shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Heeley\'s, Vans, Geox

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2010

Steph S

from New Richmond, WI

Love these shoes! True to size, durable, and perfect for my 3rd grader.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2010

Anonymous

from Lexington, SC

These are really cute shoes...and I am very picky. I got them for my 6 year old son and he loves them. He says they are very comfortable and I love the way the look on him. They are worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2009

Anonymous

from Denton, Texas

My son really likes his shoes. The fit was good, maybe a little on the larger size. They are stylish and look great with the new skinny and straight leg jeans for boys. They do squeak a little which is weird but overall, he is enjoying his shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Puma, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2010

Anonymous

from Dallas girl in Mississippi

I bought these shoes for my 9 year old son for indoor soccer. He has wide feet so he liked how the leather upper stretches to fit him comfortably. He\'s really hard on his shoes. He wore them to school and over the summer when he outgrew his running shoes and they\'ve held up great. I agree with another parent, the laces are a bit short.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2010

Anonymous

from Kansas City,mo

Love the style of shoe for my 6 year old son, but they are very stiff and laces pretty short, making it a bit difficult for him to tie.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2010

Anonymous

 

Very narrow, my son always been happy with Adidas Samba, but when you buy size 10½ or over they become very narrow and not as flexible as the smaller sizes.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2010

D'Ann A

from Chicago

As of Feb. 2010, the laces on these shoes are at least 4 inches too short, which means for my 7 year old, the laces were always coming out of the lace holes. (He has to change his shoes to boots twice a day at school.) Then the laces would completely fray, which means you cannot stick the laces back through the hole. Fraying shoe laces were a huge nightmare. I returned one pair, got another, and the same thing happened within 2 weeks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Geox

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 11, 2013

Portia

from San Diego, CA

Straight up awesome shoes. I've accidentally purchased 2 other pairs of the synthetic leather sambas in black previous to these. The black ones are adorable and also come in leather, but it wasn't until I purchased these that I realized my mistake on previous orders. The leather on these is so soft and I actually think they feel lighter than the synthetic version of the sambas. I was nervous they'd be heavy. The royal blue is gorgeous! We love these shoes. We did switch out the white laces to cute neon ones. My son is 7, loves Sambas in general because he can run super fast and has great control on quick maneuvering. I love them because they are stylish, comfortable, lightweight, quality shoes that always look good. A great bonus is that the interior pad comes out so you can check his foot size to know when it's time to move up. I never feel like the "show me where your toe is" thing works.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2014

Mackenzie R

from Boston, MA

Durable, cute and well made. My son is 4 years old and very active. I wanted a shoe he could climb playground equipment in without slipping, the traction on this worked wonderful. He climbed with plenty of support. My son also has a wide foot and these did not squeeze his feet. Overall we are happy with product, only issue is a bit pricey for child's shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike, Converse and Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2014

Sf c

 

Awesome! I ordered a 5 but they were too small, I was thinking they were going to charge me shipping to exchange them and they did not. Which made it all better so I sent them back the 5 and they sent me a 5 1/2 super quick! Thank you Zappos I love these Adidas. Super comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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February 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

We got this for indoor soccer. My son likes them and they seem comfortable for him - no complaints. He does have a wide foot and adidas sneakers seem to work for him.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! Nice style and color. Fits well and is perfect for indoor soccer. Our 5-year-old grandson feels that he can run really fast in it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2014

Laura

from Palm City, FL

Ordered these for my little boy, size 10.5. I thought they were awesome, nice leather material. I guess I wanted them more than he did, so I am sending them back with Zappos awesome return service. I will just let my little opinionated man pick his own shoes out...which will show up the next day! Thanks Zappos for making my life so simple...at least the shoe buying part!

Brands I'd also recommend: DC

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City, New York

This sneakers are awesome. They are very casual. You can pair them up with jeans, chinos, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Omaha, NE

Great looking shoe. My son loves them. Adidas comes with insert that you simply slip out and have your child stand on to tell if sizing is correct. I wish all shoes came with this.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike, brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2013

Alana

from massachusetts

I love these sneakers. I bought them for myself. I'm a seven in womens and the 5.5 in boys fit with a little extra space. Very cute. I wear them casually with a pair of jean and t-shirt/hoodie.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Interlochen, MI

So, I had a much older pair of Samba's and ordered the same size. They were too big. I returned them (free and so easy) and ordered the right size. The new ones came the very next day! What is not to love about Sambas and mostly about Zappos! Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

A shoe for kids. Classic style, comfortable, and holds up where most fall apart! One of the few shoes we can pass along once my son grows out of them. A wardrobe staple for us.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2013

Pia

 

My son loves these shoes -- these are his second pair. They are very comfortable, though if they get wet, they never quite look the same. I'd buy another pair after this one, anyway.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 21, 2013

Jason A

from Buffalo, New York

Got these for my son to play soccer in. We have always bought the Samba, and now he is in a larger size. These shoes come with an 'Ortholite' technology and according to my son, they have made them more comfortable to wear now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 1, 2013

Redd

from New Jersey

I never bought these sneakers before but I liked the look of them so I purchased them for my son. His feet are a little wide so I was concerned about the width. When they arrived they fit perfect. These sneakers are durable and they are holding up very well. I will be buying these again when he is in need of a new pair, love 'em.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike and pumas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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