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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Originally made for frozen pitches, the men’s Samba shoes dig into the archives for inspiration.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. For tight fit, go one size down. For loose fit, go one size up
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: 14 x 10 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- 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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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.
It's actually quite simple:
1. Remove insole
2. Remove arch support foam
3. Insert now perfect insole
Now these shoes fit extremely well, and are much more comfortable. I look forward to breaking them in and loving them for years to come!
Different design. Different shape. Cheaper materials. The bottoms of the new sambas don't even look rubber and they are definitely a different color. They are so squeaky to walk in too. I bought the same exact size as I did in the past and these new ones don't even fit the same. My foot constantly slips out and frankly they just don't look as bad ass as they used to. They look cheap.
I've attached pictures that show the differences. Will be returning these. Fingers crossed that the ones I recieved are just a fake pair and the Adidas outlet sells my old babies. 0/10 would not recommend
Sambas are indestructible! My last pair lasted me around 3 years. Not a whole lot of time, but that is because I play futsal on the street and that tends to abuse most shoes. But not these .These will last you longer than whatever else is on the market right now.
I would recommend these shoes to anyone. If you are hesitant on buying a pair because of sizing, then go into a specialty shop or sporting goods shop and they will most likely carry these. Try them on and see what size fits you best. And just come back and order them here.
Sambas do have a slight arch support. I dont like it all because most of my shoes are flat so I'm not used to shoes with an arch. You can remove the arch by removing the insole and peeling off the foam where the support is. And there you go, you now have Sambas with no arch support.