Thoughts on the Adidas 'Velosamba'?

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  • gf's white pair just arrived. Feel pretty decent in the hand, fairly stiff sole. Look great! Shame she's not got a commute to use them on atm.

    Talking of commuting shoes, after trying a few different pairs over the years I've settled on Republic Knits as a good mix between bike and casual.

  • Came here to post the same thing. Stiff and solid but comfortable.

  • I really want a pair of sambas in the hi vis yellow but with just regular soles - I think I might just get these

  • No way - I snapped the sole on mine powering up Archway Road in traffic ūüėį

  • I would avoid the Chrome Truk shoes. They are terrible for cycling and walking in.

  • good shout to buy now for next winter!

  • Black FIVE TEN District clips have been the best casual cycling shoes I've ever used, but sadly they don't seem to make them anymore. I got my last pair unused on ebay. I wear them all day 5 days a week. My ATAC cleats last way longer too thanks to the deep cleat recess. Several people at traffic lights have been surprised to find out they're clipped.
    Quoc Pham Hardcourt hi tops were my favourite for both looks and comfort, but after both pairs snapped within 3 months I had to admit defeat.

  • Used the velosamba a few times with DMR Versa pedals and they are great, not sure they would be as good with small spd's though.
    What I can't believe is people are asking (and getting) £160 a pair for them on Ebay! They're nice, but barely £100 nice, totally not £160 nice!

  • Adidas have a pair of 10.5 Velosamba back in stock. One pair. Probably a return.

    https://www.adidas.co.uk/the-velosamba-c­ycling-shoes/FW4459.html

  • Parcelforce completely screwed up my delivery. Total no show on the scheduled day or following one. Supposedly attempted the following week, but no sign of a card and they were simply returned to sender.

    Have a 15% discount code as compensation and Adidas promised a refund but a week later there's no sign of that either. Time to get on the phone again.

  • They are now back in stock in red and white.

  • just ordered a pair in red (crimson)

    hopefully theyll be ideal for 'sunny' pub rides

  • With demand like this maybe I should flog my VeloSuperstar

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