Verdict from 100+ user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • This model is offered in an affordable price range.
  • A large percentage of reviewers recommended this kick.
  • Many reviewers cited about the excellent quality of Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit.
  • The majority of wearers commended the exceptional comfort this shoe provides. 
  • Few buyers noted that this sneaker hugs their feet comfortably.
  • The lightness of this footwear is praiseworthy for the few buyers.
  • Some mentioned that they liked the cool new take on the classic Samba silhouette.
  • Most of the reviewers shared that the Samba Sock PK is breathable. Some even suggested that this pair is a perfect summer sneaker.
  • This shoe can be personalized through the Adidas official website.
  • Many shared that they receive praises every time they sport this eye-catching footwear.
  • Few loved this model too much that they bought another pair for themselves and their family members.
  • A handful of reviewers liked that this pair is easy to slip on and off.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit runs tad big. 
  • Some reviewers criticized that this pair has insufficient support as the Primeknit upper stretches too much.
  • One reviewer criticized that this pair is hard to clean.
  • This iteration is available in two colorways only.

Bottom line

After all the various alterations the Samba has undergone, this model proves that the Samba has not lost its magic. Many felt ecstatic experiencing the modern upper of the Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit that hugs the feet comfortably, provides generous ventilation, and superb lightness.

However, few denounced the unsatisfactory foot support of the Primeknit; thus some did not recommend this for everyday wearing. Nonetheless, this shoe is considered a success in retaining its iconic and stylish look that is worth trying out.

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Good to know

The Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit is available in men's sizing from 4 to 12 US in medium width. Women can also enjoy this kick by purchasing a 1.5 size down their regular size. Example, if a lady's regular shoe size is 7, she is advised to buy 5.5 in men's sizing for a more secure fit. This pair runs big; hence, many suggest grabbing a full size down than the buyer's regular size.

The sock-like Primeknit upper of the Samba Sock Primeknit wraps the foot comfortable, to provide support and comfort. The brand used a synthetic leather collar and sockliner for a plush feel and added comfort.

The low-top Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit displays the vintage profile that has undergone a tasteful Primeknit update to suit the modern trend. This staple lifestyle kick revamped the classic leather upper, suede toe cap, and the big tongue with a single-piece Primeknit material. Adidas retained the classic rubber gum outsole to stay intact to the heritage profile.

Rocking this sneaker in the city streets will surely make its wearers look fresh and on-trend while sporting a classic style. Most wearers don this with joggers, shorts, or rolled-up trousers to parade its sock-like collar that is matched up with simple tees and jacket for a weekend-ready look.

The modernized Primeknit upper of the Adidas Samba Sock Primeknit allures many onlookers and buyers. The iconic details, such as the 3-Stripe, T-toe overlay, heel tab, and the long tongue were depicted by adding contrasting color to the single-piece Primeknit material. This element enhances the sleek and clean vibe of this modernized, iconic silhouette.

The Samba was initially unveiled as a soccer kick in the 50s that displayed the kangaroo leather upper with the iconic T-Toe overlay rested atop a grippy gumsole. The brand initially designed this to help the players withstand the cold, icy ground and to keep their feet dry and protected.

Because of its clean aesthetics, this model was seamlessly picked up in the lifestyle scene. The Samba has easily turned as a second highest selling shoe design, next to the renowned Stan Smith, with 35 million pairs sold around the globe. The success of Samba led the company to launch various iterations and collaborations molded from it. Without a doubt, Samba has maintained its iconic status for almost 70 years being in the market.

In 2018, the iconic Samba finally made a tasteful Primeknit make-over to suit the current trend. This lightweight, breathable, and modern tech gives an adaptive, sock-like fit making this model ultra cozy and trendy on the streets. Meanwhile, the brand kept the classic gumsole for an authentic classic look and feel.

  • The Adidas Primeknit technology is a lightweight and robust material that provides flexibility, sock-like feel, and support. This material is made of single-piece fused yarn.
  • This shoe is made of grippy rubber gumsole that delivers reliable traction.


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