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adidas Originals Gazelle Sneaker (Little Kid/Big Kid),Clear Pink\Light Grey\Solid Magenta,4.5 D US Big Kid
Special Size: Big Kid (8-12 Years)|Size: 4.5 M US Big Kid|Color: Clear Pink/Light Grey/Solid Magenta|Change


on February 3, 2012
Some relevant background - I've been wearing a pair of black leather Sambas for the last 3 years. They are also the kids version, and they were due for replacement. Thought I'd try something close in suede. My plan for these was as a basic 'short walks' walking sneaker; needed good looks, but I wasn't expecting much for support. However, I do expect that the quality be decent, i.e., at the same level as my Sambas.

My expectations were not met. The footbed is flat (not a surprise) with the scantest layer of padding. The rubber/plastic sole also lacks cush, but is at least bendy. The laces are long enough to lace the shoes with, and there is a slight bit of padding at the back of the heel. That's the good bits. The suede is listed as being made from cows, but I have my doubts - it's thin, with the merest micrometers of felting - basically it looks and feels just like the plastic version. The tongue is definitely plastic, not long enough to rise up, completely unpadded, and cuts into the front of my ankle with every step. Now, my feet are a little funny, but this is a fundamental design flaw. And a painful one.

If I wasn't so cynical about how willing companies are to lower quality, I'd swear they were knock-offs. Guess the Sambas will be getting a nice pair of insoles and some TLC.
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on June 27, 2013
Excellent sneakers. I ordered these in the youth size and they fit great. I love my original samba indoor soccer shoes and now I can wear a similar style as a regular everyday sneaker. Thank you for the great service and very quick delivery!!
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on December 24, 2015
VERY GOOD.
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on August 26, 2011
The product is ok , but the colour of the shoes is not the color as shown in the picture.
In the picture is darker than the one I received.
The shoes I received are light blue instead of dark blue.
The other charasteristics are ok.
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on December 19, 2012
I puchased this shoe for my 4 year old son to wear with his school uniform and it is perfect. Very comfortable and stylish. Great quality style shoe.
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on June 16, 2013
My boys love these shies, they are a great fit. Only wish they came in more colors! I will order them again.
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on September 21, 2012
Great looking, perfect shoes. Fits great, comfortably and light as a feather. Looks better and better each day. True to size in a generous way.
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on June 5, 2012
These shoes are fantastic. I'm not sure why other reviews aren't positive. They are an incredibly soft suede, and perfect for indoor soccer. My son wears them as everyday sneakers though. I used to have a pair of these years ago and then they discontinued them. I loved them too, and wore my for years. My son, who wears them every day went through his shoes in 6 months. Don't be put off by this though. No shoe has ever lasted longer that 6 months on his feet. I am buying a second pair for him now.
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