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- Rubber sole
- Full grain leather upper
- Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort
- Non-marking gum rubber outsole for excellent grip on all indoor surfaces
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Originally made for frozen pitches, the men’s Samba shoes dig into the archives for inspiration. They feature a sleek suede upper with contrasting suede overlays, contrasting 3-Stripes and a pivot-point rubber outsole for grip.
There's a reason this legendary indoor shoe still sells like mad. Perfection never goes out of style. Its soft leather upper and low-profile gum rubber outsole give the elite player ultimate control.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 7.8 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B0007QCNGG
- Item model number: SAMBA CLASSIC-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 14, 2000
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought a pair at an Adidas outlet several years back. Tried them on, and although the arch-support felt awfully "high" and stiff to me...I didn't think much of it. I figured I'd get used to them in time. Wore them the whole next day, and when I got home...I literally felt like my instep was bruised. I seriously threw the shoes in the trash that night because I was so irritated with them.
Flash-forward to about 2 weeks ago. I thought about getting another pair of Sambas...but even at a sub-$40 price-point...I couldn't really justify buying another pair of shoes just to throw them in the trash again....so I did a little research. I figured I couldn't possibly be the only person to think that these shoes were unfathomably uncomfortable. Almost torturously so. So I googled something like "uncomfortable Samba insoles" or something of the sort...and stumbled upon a true godsend. Some ingenious and benevolent soul uploaded a YouTube video that addressed my exact concern. Come to find out...the Samba insoles are VERY easy to remove. When you do so and flip them over...there is a white rubber piece that is attached with an easily removable adhesive that you can peel the entire arch-support off with literally no effort. Slip the insoles back in, and BOOM....comfortable Sambas. I will admit that even with the ridiculous arch-support removed, there is still a little more arch than I would prefer due to the shape of the shoe in general (I prefer my insoles virtually flat)...but it's the difference between having a pair of shoes I can wear every day...and having a pair of shoes that would go immediately in the trash. If my above description of how to perform minor surgery on your Sambas is confusing, Google "How to remove samba insole" video....it'll be the first thing that comes up in YouTube. It seriously couldn't have been a quicker or easier fix. Without this "hack"...these shoes would be a negative 15 in terms of any kind of comfort unless you like your shoes with a ridiculous amount of stiff arch-support. Hopefully this review will help someone else that had the same issue as me, because for the price I bought them for (again...I got them for a little under $40) I doubt you'll find a better value on a name-brand shoe...as long as you can comfortably wear them.
Before Sambas, I used to wear air walks. They were comfortable-ish, wore out after a few months, and were good for the money. The style wasn't bad, and I was okay with them.
But that's the samba difference, I guess. These shoes don't wear out like other shoes do - I run in them, I marched in them, I played sports in them, and I wore them on a daily basis for upwards of 9 months a pair.
Consistently, these shoes lasted up to a year. I was surprised to find that my last pair started to give my problems only 9 months in, and I jusat had to go out and buy another pair ASAP. I'm glad I know my size.
The things I like best about these shoes:
Durability - These shoes consistently last upwards of 9 months for me, as I said above. You essentially pay $50 for a pair every 9 months, given that you wear them on a daily basis as I do. You can save a ton of money this way.
Stylish - These shoes go with every pair of my clothes, especially because they are black and white and brown. They go with every pair of shorts or pair of jeans that I have, and I really love them.
Support - My feet feel great in these shoes. It gets to the point where I never even think about them. I really love being able to just forget about a pair of shoes on my feet.
I love these shoes, and if you need durable, long-lasting, stylish, and comfortable shoes, you'll love them too. I would recommend trying them out in a store first so that you know your size, but after that, buy on amazon. You usually save $10.
As for what I mean about quality, I wore holes clean through to my socks in both shoes exactly where the ball of my foot lands in less than 20 hours of play on AstroTurf. In fact, the entire sole wore down very quickly.
Still, they're good ol' Sambas: they fit great, are very comfortable and easy to break in, and points for not changing the style in forty years.