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adidas Originals Samba® Leather Reviews

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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 405 Samba® Leather adidas Originals Reviews

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May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Best shoes and they last forever. Just replaced my old pair that I had for four years. They're leather and kind of squeaky at first, but break in very fast. The fit is perfect, I'm usually between an 8-9 and the 8.5's fit perfectly. Arch is in just the right place and I still have a little room so my toes aren't all jammed up. Super comfortable. Classic sneaker. Do it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 28, 2012

Matt

from California

Shoes are awesome! Now that they're broken in, they're wonderful! T first, they were squeaky right out of the box but I laced them differently so they wouldn't squeak anymore but the tongue moves over an just start to squeak again. My suggestion, is wear them in a bucket full of water and get the leather loose. They're super cool with shorts but I don't really like them with pants. This is my first pair of sambas so I'll see how the treat me! Good luck with your pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I'm wearing my new pair as I write this, and I haven't heard a single squeak since my first three steps. Always thought these shoes had a great, simple, classic look, and I finally bought a pair. Nice to have a pair of sneakers that have classic flat laces again - I think my last 10 pairs had those modern oval athletic laces. Sizing: I'm a 9 / 9.5, and the 9.5 fits well. If I had ordered smaller, would have been too narrow, if I ordered larger, it would have been too long. They were surprisingly stiff at first, but I'm assuming like any good leather product, they'll take time to break in. Looking forward to some fun soccer games with the kids in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Provo, Utah

I've had these shoes for about a month. They were really squeaky when I got them (the tongue rubs against the shoe every time I took a step; kind of annoying). But this goes away after a few dozen hours of wearing them. I really like how they feel and look. They are fairly light weight yet solid on your feet. Great shoe for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Onitsuka Tiger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2012

BJ

from Down East, Maine...Ayuh

I just recently purchased these to replace my old Sambas, years of looking (my size was always sold out), and I think they are as awesome as my originals. Although they are flat, there is ample arch support for me, and I have not had the problem with the squeaking soles, as some have had. Very comfortable and the "coolness" factor all intact. I would highly recommend. I wear an wear between an 8 and 9, depending on the brand, designer and shoe style. An 8.5 in this was an excellent fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

These shoes are awesome. They are very comfortable and stylish for casual occasions. My Sambas seem to help me attract rather attractive 5'2 little blond girls in the age range of 21-25. Thanks Adidas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2011

Nick C

from Philadelphia

Very nice shoe. Comfortable for walking but definitely not a running shoe. Casual. I use my old original Sambas for indoor soccer. I ditched the laces (grey) for green ones. Looks nicer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2011

Anonymous

from S E USA

I love Adidas, have several pairs and have been wearing them forever. These remind me of a certain very pricey Italian brand and get lots of compliments!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas all the way!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 12, 2011

Yon M

from Tampa, Florida

Great shoes. Came in the mail very quickly and I enjoyed the shoes very much. I wear them with lots of different outfits. I would very much so recommend these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Supra, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 7, 2011

Tom

 

I bought these shoes and got em a day later! gotta love Zappos. the shoes look great for day to day wear, sophisticated yet stylish. apparently they're soccer shoes but nobody can even tell. color looks a little lighter in real life but they look sick. would definitely recommend buying especially for this great price!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

Bought these to replace the Beckenbauer All-Around Sambas that I've been wearing for years after I started busting out of the sides, feels exactly the same. Narrow width was expected, the leather stopped squeaking after a week or so.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 19, 2011

Jason

from Lenexa, KS

Comfortable and stylish. They look good with jeans. Only complaint I have is they are very hot, they don't breathe at all. Other than that, they are great shoes. I was worried about how long they would stay clean, but so far smudges and grime have been easy to wipe off with a damp rag. As always Zappos service was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

Very fresh looking shoes, love them. However: I'm a woman who normally wears a 7 (equals man's 6 according to Zappos), had to return and order a woman's 6.5 (man's 5.5) to get a good fit. My advice: if you are a woman, size 1/2 size down. Thanks to Zappos fantastic return policy, it wasn't really a problem though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics classics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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October 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes! Loads of people have asked where I got them from as they are way cooler than the regular Sambas!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 26, 2011

Laura B

 

My 12 year old son plays soccer and when not on the field -- he wears his Sambas!! He loves them, they are comfortable and durable. They stay relatively clean and look neat. I love the Zappos price and fast shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2011

Rodney i

from Durham, NC

Great service and fast arrival. Couldn't be happier. I am 43 and feel like a 24 year old again when I wear these never out of style shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 21, 2011

Mark S

from Seattle

Simply a classic Adidas shoe that looks good playing indoor soccer or simply hitting up the bars. Definitely must have for anyone's shoe collection.

Brands I'd also recommend: Onisuka Tiger, Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

I needed something comfortable to wear to work every day because I stand for 8 hours. I purchased these on a suggestion from a friend at work. I love these shoes. They were comfortable enough to wear all day as soon as they arrived.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Charlottesville, VA

Great shoes. They look awesome, and are really comfortable. They do squeak a little bit at first, but only until they are broken in. I highly recommend these shoes, as I already have three pairs in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Pullman, WA

These are high quality shoes. I wear them around during the day and even to the gym. The material is great quality and the rubber is nice and firm so the shoe feels sturdy, yet light.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 7, 2011

Corey B

from Atlanta, GA

Looks great with wide bottom jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 28, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Snaz bojazz shoes for sure. Wore these with no socks and got some pretty bad blisters caused by the tongue and heads up to the no-sockies. I've heard the sole squeak in a couple of situations (walking on linoleum) but I think that goes away after wearing for a while. I had these in black, and after 5 years of satisfaction, decided to follow up with the white. :D

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 9, 2011

Chris

from Vancouver

Searched, paid, shipped, two days later I had my shoes. Super easy and a great deal. I will definitely order more shoes in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 31, 2011

Ian H

from Noblesville, Indiana

I was looking for a minimalist shoe for strength training. These fit the bill. Nothing fancy, but they should be fairly durable due to the leather construction.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 24, 2011

Ann M

from Minneapolis, MN

Super cute shoe, a little stiff though might take some breaking in. I read a lot of reviews about this shoe being squeaky. I guess I was lucky because I don't have that problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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