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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Originally made for frozen pitches, the men’s Samba shoes dig into the archives for inspiration.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)
- 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.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
I looked around for a bit online and eventually settled upon these, especially since the asking price was very reasonable. After a bit of hemming and hawing concerning what size world be best (since there are not really any posted women's sizes) I took the plunge.
And I'm so glad I did! These sneakers are fantastic, and look good with virtually any everyday outfit I can put together. The narrow fit looks really flattering and the oversized tongue gives it some extra flair. After a week or so any issues I was having with how they felt vanished when they were broken in. Just about the only problem I've been having is that I'm wearing them almost every day! 😅
Luckily they're very easy to clean (and it was a good move to make the sole out of a material that wasn't white) but I'm planning on getting the black pair soon so I don't run these into the ground right away. Still, I'd recommend these to anyone who wants a great pair of sneakers for work or fashion.
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.
I find the fit to be a bit narrow, but I can wear them all day with no problems.
The hard soles and lack of cushioning may be a problem for others, but it's my favorite feature of these shoes. That and the odd amount of water resistance they have.
For the price and overall functionality of these, you can't go wrong.