Rated 1 out of 5
by probey614 Not as good as other Sambas
Not sure why you can not get the ones you sell in Europe, with the white around the front, I have to buy them from sellers in the UK and I am often asked in the US where I get them. Come on Adidas, make the same ones available over here, you will get more sales for sure.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Mackeson Awesome shoes
Coolest color, great fit! Since you don't commonly see this color in the stores, you'll be the envy of all your friends.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Besso Super Sambas
Hey Guyz (and Gals of course)
I have always been an adidas fan (for many things but mostly quality and price), but only started wearing sambas like 2 years ago after a recommendation from a friend. The shoe is sooooo awesome. Handles quite well, gives an excellent touch for ball handling, and still offers great protection (not from cleats, but from those players who like to stomp you with their heels...accidentally of course!).
Anyhow, back to the shoe...I love them so much, that I already have 2 pairs and buying the third. This time I am going for the white with red adidas stripes (always been a white shoe fan).
oh...and they live for ever.
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smithers The best
awesome trainers beautiful quality wouldn't expect anything else!
November 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karat Squeaky Sambas
They will fit great, last forever, and look phenomenal, but the will NEVER stop squeaking! I bought these shoes two years ago and found that the friction where the tongue and shoe meet causes a loud plastic squeak every time you walk, move, or breathe. Wearing them in with use, and even scuffing the tongue to remove the finish does NOT work. My fix: a couple drops of lotion once every few months to the tongue.
On a side note, the tongue will not sit dead center, but instead move to the left and stay there forever. Still a great, comfortable, reliable shoe, but it seems that everyone has this problem and it REALLY REALLY needs to get fixed before I buy another pair
September 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GA adidas Very squeeky leather
I've worn these shoes daily for 2 weeks and the leather tongue is unbelievably squeeky when I walk. Not just a little bit, but really loud. I even used leather conditioner on the tongue and that only helped a little bit. I've never had shoes before that were so incredibly noisy. In terms of comfort, they are good but not great due to minimal arch support. Sole grip is superb. They are also very stylish. I love the low profile. I would have given the shoe a higher rating if the leather wasn't so annoyingly squeeky. After 2 weeks of daily use (all day long, including gym time) they should be broken in, but I'll give it more time to see if they improve.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Germaniac Cost cutting to it's finest.
I recently just purchase a new pair of Sambas after my first pair finally fell apart after 16 years. Granted, I didn't wear them everyday for years now, but I still couldn't bring myself to throw them away. These new ones have gone through the bean counters. Painted on blue tag, no shoelace loop on tongue. The most noticeable aspect is that the shoe is now fake leather. This wouldn't be such a problem accept for the fact that everytime I walk into the air conditioned building at my work, the temperature change makes them squeak uncontrollably! I've only had them a week, so I hope they stop soon. Other than that, the shoe feels like home.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nige8 samba
as always great comfortable trainers, I never wear anything else.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexaStig RED SUEDE SAMBA
Better than expected! This model has a little less arch support than the long-tongue leather Samba, but enough to be adequate. Also, it feels slightly wider through the toes (more like the Gazelle or Spezial) than the smooth leather version, which is great for me. I have both Classic and Original Sambas in smooth leather and these are as comfortable new as the others are after breaking in. Out of the box, they squeak just like the smooth leather short-tongue version, but a LIGHT coat of mink oil along the top of the tongue, where it makes contact with the inside of the shoe, fixes the problem. The color combination is perfect too - Oklahoma Sooner Crimson and Cream!
August 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rivelino Adidas, you just lost a long time loyal customer
No comparison with my old Sambas. I have been playing indoor soccer for the last 30 years, always wore Adidas shoes .. my previous two pairs were Sambas .. my new Sambas feel and look like their are made with cheap materials, the tongue makes a noise .. also, it no longer has a loop for the laces. This cost cutting will sink the company eventually.
This will be my last pair of Adidas.
November 17, 2013