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adidas Originals Spezial Reviews

17 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

83%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -3 Spezial adidas Originals Reviews

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June 12, 2013

Tom

from Minneapolis

I really liked the Adidas Samba Classics but found that they are just to narrow even at a medium width. The Spezial suede seemed to break in much easier and feel extremely comfortable rather quickly. I highly recommend this shoe if you like the style of the Samba but have a wider foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 19, 2013

Steph F

from New Jersey

These shoes are amazing. High arch support. Probably the best sneakers I've ever had, and I wear a lot of sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

I love the Spezial's. They are a nice alternative to the Samba, and come in suede which I prefer. A very light, comfortable shoe - the old school adidas style can't be beat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

I have always loved Adidas Sambas for exercise and general use. But Sambas seem to be made for very narrow feet nowadays. I tried the Spezial -- a very similar design -- for the first time this year and found them more comfortable. Also, I like that these have a darker-colored sole and a shorter tongue.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Hartford, CT

This is a high quality shoe made with some nice materials. The suede upper is lush, soft but tough, and the gum outer sole is super-flexible. It's got a low profile and a classic look - straight from 1979 as a matter of fact. I've owned Sambas and the Spezial is a superior feel and look, hands down. For a casual, low-profile trainer, the Spezial is a great choice. It just looks and feels awesome. And Zappos service is incredible as usual. I changed my mind about the color after I had submitted the order, called Zappos at 11pm, and had a real person on the line within seconds of calling. She knew exactly how to help me; 36 hours later I had my Spezials, with free, standard shipping no less. Just an awesome experience.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Palladium

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I ordered a second pair. They fit great, the style is just like the Sambas but they fit a little wider in the toe bridge which was my problem with the Sambas.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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February 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I love the fit of these shoes, the suede molds to your feet and the tongue is also soft as well. I love these shoes most because of the versatility and because of their old school reputation. They are coming back around and you see them on a lot of different websites like GQ because of how nice they look with different types of clothing. They also run true to size and are very comfortable with arch support that so many shoes these days seem to not provide anymore.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 28, 2012

Ryan C

from New Brunswick, New Jersey

These are the comfiest pair of kicks I've owned in a long time. Fell in love with them instantly. Completely hug my foot in the best way. The arch is fantastic, even after a good decade of wearing shoes with no arch support. I can't recommend these enough.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I had ordered the same size as my several years old Spezials and had to send those back for a half-size smaller. Great, comfortable shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 6, 2012

Bcrank

 

There is definitely something different about this version of the Spezial. They actually have some noticeable arch support. There are actual curves on the insole. This time I bought same sized Sambas and Spezials. The sizing on Spezials is always different. These Spezials are larger than any previous pair. They measure about 1/4" longer than the equivalent size Samba. The toebox is pointier but it is also taller. On this version, there is a large curve from the tip for plenty of room. The last version had almost a flat toe. So, you may order a half size smaller than normal. But, because of the actual arch support, they may feel weird with a different size. A little room in the toe doesn't hurt.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

As a long-time Adidas Samba devotee, I thought I'd give the visually similar Adidas Spezial a try. Like my Sambas, the Spezial features quality materials, excellent arch support, and versatile style. For me, however, the Spezial ran about a half size too large (my Sambas are an 8.5, but the 8.5 Spezials had too much toe room!). Despite this discrepancy, the Spezial is a great shoe. I will probably order another pair in a half size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is my first time using Zappos. They provided good service. These shoes look great, but the arch was very uncomfortable. I have overpronation and need good arch support. However, these shoes felt immediately uncomfortable in the arch when I tried them. It felt like there was way too much arch. Like walking with a rock in your shoe. I switched the insert. It helped a lot, but it was still quite noticeable. After switching the insert I noticed how uncomfortable the heel was. Very 'blocky' feeling. Despite the nice look of the shoes I was very disappointed in the comfort. I sent them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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