Cheapest place to get a pair of sambas

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  1. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    Ive been looking all over for a cheapo pair of sambas as my summer sneakers

    so far, in my area, 60 CDN was the cheapest, and they didnt have my size

    zappos has them for 55 US, and there are sellers who have 49.99 CDN starting bids, but obviously dont include shipping

    are there any on sale online? Anyone selling a pair of 9s? ( i dont care if used :p)

    i am absolutely fiending for a pair but i cant see myself spending upwards of 60, 70 bucks on a simple leather shoe
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I see them occasionally on discount... I'll keep my eye out. Picked up a brand new bright red pair for $12 a couple weeks back.
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I have a pair of Navy sambas in a 9.5 that I'd sell if yer interested. Worn very very minimally. Navy blue with white stripes. Would want $25 includes shipping.
     


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    Would like a pair too. Size 11? Anyone?
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    When I walked around NYC last November, just about every discount sneaker store had them for $35-40, including Filene's Basement.
     


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    Flame Senior member

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    I second the need for a pair of size 11. PM me if you can help me.

    It's ridiculous that they are priced at $80-90 in Canada.
     


  7. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    I have a pair of Navy sambas in a 9.5 that I'd sell if yer interested. Worn very very minimally. Navy blue with white stripes. Would want $25 includes shipping.

    pm sent
     


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    Sears and Boscov's tend to have them really cheap sometimes.
     


  9. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    i just bought a "new in box" pair on ebay for $21.50 + $10 shipping.
    i think that if you're patient, you'll be able to score a pair on ebay.
     


  10. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    pardon my ignorance, but what is so special about sambas?
     


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    pardon my ignorance, but what is so special about sambas?

    They're kind of like Chuck Taylors in that they just have a cult following. I guess they're your ordinary, but classic sneaker.
     


  12. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    yeah this is cliche

    but i actually played indoor soccer in sambas, they arent particularily amazing soccer boots but they are still pretty cool and the recent (well maybe not recent) interest in them in a fashion sense peaked my interest in getting a pair again
     


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    benecios Senior member

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    pardon my ignorance, but what is so special about sambas?

    I was thinking the exact same thing.I had a collection of over 100 sneakers before I started smartening up my appearance and not one of them was a Samba.I was also a member of a sneaker discussion forum and Sambas never(or very rarely) ever came into the conversation,yet it seems here everyone owns a pair.I just don't get it.
     


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    Well, it's a simple but stylish looking pair of black sneakers. It doesn't look like a pair of gym shoes, and it's pretty light and feels great to walk around with.
     




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