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79 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2013
I love the style of these shoes, and I've owned them before. But they've changed the material, and now they squeak really loudly. You might not think it's a big deal, but this video shows just how squeaky they are. The Sambas in this video were purchased in March 2013, and were worn for over 20 miles of walking before filming this video.

I've read tips from other reviewers who were able to reduce the squeaking using lotion or vaseline on the tongue (the primary target). I'll try this, but should that really be necessary? I was hoping the squeaking would go away after a break-in period, but no such luck.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
Size Name: 13 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
these shoes squeak like there's no tomorrow! the tongue and the inside of the shoe rub with each step and make the most obnoxious noise. i love sambas for doing legs day training because of the solid base but I can't wear these around they make way too much noise!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2013
Size Name: 9 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
I've had a ton of Samba's and I love them, but this is the first pair that squeaks. The tongue rubs against the side and squeaks and it annoys the crap out of me
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2010
Size Name: 13 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
My Son has worn Samba's since High School. Buying any other shoe for him is a waste of money. He loves this shoe and says there is nothing more comfortable out there.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2013
Size Name: 9.5 D(M) USColor Name: White/Core Black/GumVerified Purchase
The shoe looks good, but the shoe will be squeaky. Order some sandpaper at the same time, so you can wear in the tongue to get rid of the squeak.

Also, this shoe is really hard to find in this color in (non-online) stores, so I'm glad I could buy it here.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2011
Size Name: 8 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
I bought the Adidas Samba, classic over a year ago, which I loved. I had to replace it do to wear and tear. So I went searching to get another one. I thought I did, but they changed it a little. I should have known when in the reviews people were complaining about the sneakers making a squeaking sound. I didn't pay attention to it, wish I had. For over two weeks now, all I hear is the squeaking. The shortened the tongue, and instead of leather, they use a plastic material on the tongue, hence the squeaking. If wasn't for that I would give it 5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2013
Size Name: 10.5 D(M) USColor Name: White/Core Black/GumVerified Purchase
The shoes look great. They fit ok and for mostly comfortable. The shoe has a major flaw. Major. I hate the material that the tongue of the shoe is constructed with. It reminds me of styrofoam. It is white, it is thin, and it makes a lot of noise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
Size Name: 10.5 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
This is a little tight in the width. I have an average foot. My main complaint with the shoe is that it's made of cheaper materials, as now are the Stan Smith models. I've been buying these for years and really have gotten a lot of value from them. So it's sad to see Adidas trade down in quality. My next sneaker purchase will probably not be Adidas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
Size Name: 11 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
Great delivery speed by the company. These shoes look like the classics, fit great, feel great, and make more noise than I can believe. I thought it would be an initial break-in type of thing, but I've worn them for several hours every day for a week (including playing soccer and baseball) and they still squeak!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2011
Size Name: 9.5 D(M) USColor Name: Core Black/White/GumVerified Purchase
The Adidas Sambas are shoes I have worn off and on for more than 20 years, and every time I see something else I want to try I always end up with Sambas as they never fail to get the job done and stay inexpensive compared to it's contemporaries. The Originals have a much more appealing feel than the Classics to me because the tongue does not interfere nearly as much with low cut socks. The inner lining appears to be of slightly higher quality than the old fabric lining of the Classics and make the slip-on/slip-off practice much smoother after you break them in. The superior grip on concrete/asphalt/artificial turf never ceases to amaze me, and as a boating shoe it can't be beat.

Other reviewers have complained of lack of support and squeaking. The squeaking is more apparent with the Originals versus the Classics due to the different materials, but this is easily repairable by lightly scuffing the material around the shoelace holes inside the shoe where it rubs the tongue. As far as support is concerned this is not a hiking boot or running shoe, it is meant to be a light trainer with only protection from rough surfaces provided to the wearer. If you need a trainer or something with greater support I advise to purchase something different.

For all others that just need a little protection from gravel, glass, rocks, or hot concrete from children to senior citizens I highly advise to purchase this stylish, high quality, and inexpensive shoe. Consider the fact I've just purchased my 9th pair, let history speak for itself.
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