Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 277
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 4 out of 5 by thatguyfrommars SQUEAKY style
This pair shoes is ridiculously squeaky due to the tongue rubbing with the inside of the shoe. It's unbearable, but the shoe looks toooooo good. Many people apply shoe polish/lotion every day they wear these but that's a hassle. I just used sand paper on scrubbed down the tongue, applied leather conditioner, and the squeak was very discreet. However, it still got annoying to me, so I just put a black piece of tape on the side of the tongue (unnoticeable) should have done it in the first place........ Must be due to the "eco-friendly" materials. Just be prepared to deal with squeak when you buy. I hear the longer tongued version does not squeak.
May 5, 2014
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayBea Excellent
Very comfortable, one of the best shoes I've worn.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Casp Retro
Great retro shoe. Lovely soft leather. Looks great with jeans.
October 28, 2011
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 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 2 out of 5 by Stimps Narrow, no support
I owned Sambas for years. When I grew out of them, I was disappointed. When I learned I could custom order them in my size, I was thrilled. However, the custom order Sambas are too narrow. I wear a 16 in running shoes. But these are just long enough, but are way too narrow, with little support of padding. I would say they are a half size too small and definitely too narrow. Also, the tongue lacks a piece to thread laces through it, thus it easily falls out of place. Seems like a simple easy thing to include in an expensive custom made version of the iconic shoe.
May 20, 2014