Who should buy the Adidas Samba Classic

This Adidas soccer cleat is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a good amount of traction to endure any type of indoor court
  • You are after a soccer shoe with an aesthetic style that can be used for casual wear
  • You prefer a soccer boot that enhances ball touch 

Adidas Samba Classic logo

The Adidas Samba Classic is built to last

When it comes to the construction of the Adidas Samba Classic cleat, many commented that it has been built to last. Starting with the upper, Adidas made use of full-grain synthetic material. This material can feel quite stiff from out of the box but becomes very soft once broken in.

Adidas Samba Classic midsole

Protect your feet while playing

Additionally, many are happy that the forefoot and the toe box are covered with thick suede material. This is to avoid abrasion as well as to provide protection for the foot.

Adidas Samba Classic shoe toebox

Fits true to size...

The soccer cleat also features a tongue and a central lacing system, which according to players, are helpful for adjustability and creating the best fit possible. An additional lace hole is present to provide a more secure fit.

Adidas Samba Classic laces

...but not for wide feet

According to some, the Adidas Samba Classic has a narrow but comfortable fit after a break-in. This is a lace-up model, and a similar central lacing system is also found on the Adidas Mundial Goal and the Adidas Nemeziz 18.1 FG shoe. 

Adidas Samba Classic outsole

Some players also mentioned that it has a narrow fit, so wide-footed players would not be comfortable wearing this pair.

With Adidas Samba Classic, comfort is top-notch

According to people who bought this shoe, the insoles are non-removable and are made from die-cut Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) to ensure comfort. Plus, an arch support foam has been integrated into the insole, as well.

Adidas Samba Classic insole

Perfect grip for indoor courts

To provide a good grip on indoor surfaces, several players commend that the outsole is made from gum rubber, which has a non-marking feature that is ideal for indoor courts.  

Adidas Samba Classic heel

According to some, the gum rubber outsole provides a good amount of grip even on dusty indoor courts. Although the material used is quite heavy, this cleat makes up for its durability.

Decent level of flexibility

While the Adidas Samba Classic may not be the most flexible shoe around, many appreciate it because of its lightweight feature that won't weigh a player down too much, and its flexibility that moves with your foot once you break it in a certain amount.

Adidas Samba Classic closeup laces

The Adidas Samba Classic has a durable upper 

The Adidas Samba Classic soccer cleat features a synthetic leather upper for durability. Players mentioned that the material takes a while to break in but once it is, the upper becomes very soft and comfortable.

Adidas Samba Classic collar

Several areas like the forefoot and the midfoot are covered with a suede material which serves as protection from abrasions. Even though some materials in the upper overlap, the touch and feel of the ball are consistent and do not feel overly padded.

Great shoe for a great price

Football players have nothing but praise for the shoe's EVA insole which helps provide a bit of padding, shock absorption and limited support. It also comes with a non-removable sock liner for moisture-wicking and a snug fit. What most players love about this pair are its excellent features that come at such an affordable price.

Adidas Samba Classic shoe tongue

Adidas Samba Classic: Colorways

Adidas Original Samba Gum Pack

Consisting of two colorways, the Gum pack is composed of a White and Black colorway. The white colorway includes a white and gum-gold metallic color scheme. The black soccer cleat model includes a black and gum-gold metallic color palette. As expected from this color pack, the pair features a gum rubber outsole with suede overlays.

Adidas Samba ‘Rose’

Made for women who are shoe aficionados, the Adidas Samba Rose features a design that the Adidas Samba Classic shoe is known for, but with a few updates. This model, however, sports a unique silhouette and combines it with white leather material.  The leather provides a soft feel for players. The colorway includes a Cloud White/ Core Black colorway.

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Additional Info

  • This soccer shoe is available in black and white colorways.
  • Part of Adidas’ offerings is to have a personalized script for the Adidas Samba Classic for a premium on the price

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Surface: Indoor
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black
SKUs: BZ0058

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Author
Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.