adidas Originals Samba - Mens - Black/White/Gum

Average User Rating:
5/5,
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Price:
$69.99
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  1. raburns04
    5/5,
    "Economical All-Around Shoe"
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Fit / Comfort:
    4/5,
    Support / Stability:
    5/5,
    Traction:
    5/5,
    Purchase Price:
    50.00
    Pros - price, timeless style, versatility
    Cons - diminished quality, high arches (for some)
    I have owned at least one pair of Sambas since 1997. They are the only shoes I have used for indoor soccer (save for cleats on artificial turf), and the only sneaker besides Converse All-Stars that i'll wear with chinos. As a casual sneaker, the design is timeless and the black/white/gum colorway goes well with just about anything. For a performance soccer shoe, you can find better performance in a newer design and greater comfort in the kangaroo leather version of this very shoe but the standard Samba has great traction and a nice cut at the ankle for a relatively low price. My only complaints over the years have been ridiculously high arch supports (less so in recent years) and what seems to be a decline in quality - although I have gone from purchasing a men's 7 to a youth 6.5, so that may be a function of lesser quality in the youth shoe. Overall, I'd recommend these to just about anyone.
  2. weekz
    5/5,
    "Adidas Originals Sambas"
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Fit / Comfort:
    5/5,
    Support / Stability:
    4/5,
    Traction:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Purchase Price:
    60.00
    Pros - comfy, nice color, good for soccer
    Good shoe.
    Whenever I get a pair with these they last forever as my daily shoe/beat up shoe.
    They also are great for any soccer players out there for both indoor and outdoor play.
    Solid shoe is solid. I love this brand, and I really love this shoe. A good investment.