Verdict from 61 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Heaps of Adidas Samba Vegan purchasers are extremely satisfied with its soft upper. 
  • Synthetic: Numerous followers of vegan shoes and Samba kicks are ecstatic about the faux leather.
  • Timeless: Throngs of reviewers love the classic appeal of this shoe. 
  • Classy: According to many commenters, its classic aesthetic offers a plush look to lots of clothes, from activewear to casual garbs.
  • Lightweight: A significant sum of users say it’s one of the sneakers from Adidas Originals that doesn’t weigh a ton. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Thin insole: A couple of reviewers remarked that its insole lacks thickness.
  • Padding: Few shoppers hoped that the Adidas Samba Vegan had extra foam on the tongue and collar.

Bottom line

Get stylish with an animal cruelty-free version of the Samba from Adidas. This purely vegan-made sneaker keeps your feet comfy in a lightweight build. It offers a punch of style with loads of street to casual wear at a price that’s a bang for the buck.

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Animal product-free Adidas Samba Vegan 

Adidas heeds the call for cruelty-free fashion sneakers that are sustainable as possible when it relaunched the Adidas Samba in vegan form. This second top-grossing iconic Three Stripes shoes next to the Stan Smith turn up with animal-free and recycled components. 

Adidas Samba Vegan vs. other Samba shoes

Adidas continues to revive the undying charm of its classic Samba sneaker by refreshing its racks with revamps

Adidas Sambarose, compared to the vintage-inspired vegan iteration, this fashion-forward Samba appeals to fans of platform sneakers.

Adidas Samba OG is the closest to the 1950 soccer-oriented Adidas Samba shoe, which favors buyers looking for gum-soled sneakers. Unlike the vegan version, this original Samba is made of a leather cover with a suede tip.

Adidas Samba Super is a white-soled Samba that offers a classic look like the Adidas Superstar and Adidas Continental 80. Compared to Samba Vegan, it uses premium leather.

Adidas Samba RM is a remastered Samba, assembled with Adidas’ most bouncy underfoot padding and an icy sole, fitted for buyers who weigh comfort over style. It’s partly chunkier than the slim-styled of the Samba Vegan.


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