The three amigos of samba want to know. Seriously, they’re tired of Elite Sports on Mission always being out of size 12′s!
Run DMC was here.
Can’t be, these ones still have the shoestrings in ‘em.
Nope…Run DMC wore Superstars. They have a smooth full-grain leather upper with the classic rubber shell toe. They also have textile lining and a herringbone pattern outsole for maximum traction.
Um, we also wear baseball caps and and sweatshirts even if we don’t play baseball or sweat.
i always wondered this, being that i grew up playing soccer and well into college. hmm, the thing with these shoes is that yes they are comfortable, but the tongue on them is ridiculously large and the purpose is to fold over your knotted laces when playing so it doesn’t disrupt the way you kick the ball. i used to wear the version with a shorter tongue to school when i was in 3rd grade, but that was mostly because i played kickball at recess.
maybe this is just like when ppl who don’t skate wear vans?
You seriously always wondered this? Are you mentally challenged or something?
i mean, i didn’t lose sleep over it..
and people who don’t care about foot protection wearing Tom’s
And people who aren’t Crips wearing British Knights
And people that carry condoms in their wallets that expire.
c’mon buddy this is very 3rd grade. they wear adidas for the same reason you do: to fit in. unless you’re playing on some crappy indoor/turf field, you’d want cleats anyways.
I was under the impression that Sambas are outdated as sports gear now anyway – Using Sambas for indoor futbol would be like wearing All-Stars to play basketball. You could, but it isn’t doing your feet any favors.
i use ‘em every week at indoor, as do most of my teammates as well as our opponents. cheap, dependable, durable!
These are training (running) shoes, not soccer shoes….
these are NOT good to run in because the sole is flat rather than inclined to the heel like running shoes!
But they’re flat! So no good for futbol
Ah, but for indoor, I suppose they’ll do. Freddie Mercury loved ‘em: http://www.montreuxmusic.com/fm/webimages/fm_photos/bio03.jpg
those aren’t sambas, they’re hi-top fencing or wrestling shoes
i think the flat sole provides better balance for making quick cuts and directional changes, but is not good for long-term constant running
This is the reason they are good. You don’t want shoes that are much higher in the heel than the toes. This can cause shin splints. To learn to run they tell you to run barefoot because it is the best for you. The best shoes are flatter because they resemble barefoot.
Yeah, sambas, and a few other versions of these shoes are modeled after german army trainers from the 1970s.
all u guys dont know anything, i can fucking play soccer barefoot, if you want to go that route and claim you cant play soccer in these, u can virtually play in anything. and the fact u are arguing about ADIDAS FUCKING INDOOR SOCCER SHOES NOT BEING SOCCER SHOES you are all dumbasses who obviously don’t know anything about soccer. obviously sambas arent made for grass fields. ALSO, the adidas shoes that aren’t for soccer are gazelles which were also extremely popular in the 90s. they were like the streetwear version of sambas.
I had Gazelles in the fucking 70s, hold my beer while I ascend the podium for my award.
Soccer’s a peasants’ sport
David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo – in Forbes Top 20 highest paid athletes – yeah, soccer’s a peasant sport alright…ya fucking twat.
Sorry, did I step on your sambas? crybaby.
La paja calling the kettle negra, baby. It’s a fucking universal sport, perras.
From the sport of kins to the sport of peasant’s…
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How Soccer Originated
A medieval picture of Chinese soccer, here a practice session in the garden.
The clear ancestor of soccer was the Chinese game of t’su chu, played by the third century B.C. The ball was made of leather, at first stuffed, then in later times inflated so that it carried farther. The feet and body, but not the hands, were used to propel the ball. In an aristogratic version played in front of the emperor’s palace, the opposing teams tried to kick the ball through a tiny hole in a silken net. Even the emperor would occasionally take part. Women also played in a version of the game with eight players called Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea.
This Chinese “sport of kings” was, oddly enough, the sport of peasants in England during the fourteenth century A.D.—mobs number hundreds played; broken limbs were common and deaths not unknown.
and the fact i am probably going to get a million replies from you anonymous trolls about my grammar and run-on sentences from my comment just shows how hard u ppl on this thread ARE MISSING THE POINT.
Somebody need their baba.
Oh man. That one got me. +1
yo man you spelled people wrong.
r chu mad
Sambas are excellent shoes for biking around the city. This can explain part of their popularity. They have very stiff soles that don’t flex on the pedals and are relatively flat on the bottom which helps your feet fit nicely on the pedals.
THIS IS THE ANSWER
This was all a terribly boring waste of time.
grow up, napoleon
i meant i agree with the biking answer, not this nerdy comment it looked like i replied to
That is my reason too.
Bonus reason: they don’t have any mesh panels, nice when it rains.
Which, almost never useful here, but in Old New York it was clutch.
ANNNNND i believe the Samba Millennium to be a far superior street / cycling shoe than the standard Samba. I’m not a fan of the long fold-over tongue.
Yay zombie posts
You’re keeping the thread alive. We all are.
Football is fixed. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130204/SPORTS/130209939/1004/sports
they’re comfy, cheap, last forever and go with everything.
Is that a pile of dog shit they’re sitting in?
DO NOT DISOBEY OR QUESTION!!! Sambas are what you shall wear. The cool police have spoken.
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Love the soccer-inspired Adidas Samba shoe!
Frankly i wear them because they look good on my feet and are comfertable
I do a lot of freestyle bmx and a little bit of trail riding and the Adida samba classics, Grip very good with my odyssey twisted PC pedals adpnd they last forever
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The soles are a harder rubber than most meant to combat high wear from indoor turf fields, and therefore outlast any other pair of tennis shoes for street wear. I have a pair I’ve been wearing to the gym daily since 2006 and there’s still some life in ‘em.
Zombie skinhead thread
fuck off Andrew Sarkarati. YOUR POSTS ARE BORING AS SHIT.
and i’m not even that good at soccer anymore
this blog sucks now. (THUMBS DOWN)
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Sure, the original question is kind of dumb. The responses clearly show we have waaaaaay too much time on our hands. Maybe redirect at real issues?
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