Buzzy items that take hold over the fashion community usually come with a steep price tag—Totême's internet-famous scarf coat, Balenciaga's Cagole knee boots, Miu Miu's ballet flats… The list goes on. But there is some financial relief when it comes to It sneakers. In this world, it's usually the simplest or most normcore styles that get the most attention (just look at the eternal popularity of Chuck Taylor high-tops and Nike Blazers), and they're usually relatively affordable. The latest entry in this It-sneaker canon? Adidas Samba sneakers.
From Paris to New York, fashion people have embraced the classic soccer sneakers, pairing them with everything from maxi skirts to tailored trousers and jeans. Adidas Sambas' narrow silhouette and streamlined design make them ideal for almost any type of look, and their practicality means they're super easy to style. But in case you're low on ideas, I gathered a few fashion person–approved outfits to reference when times get tough. Keep scrolling to see them all.
First, let's get to the sneakers. While Sambas do come in a variety of special-edition colorways, the main colors people seem to love are classic black and white. Both are popular among fashion people, so it all comes down to personal preference. Since they're gaining traction online, it's better to jump on them now than later. Getting them via Amazon is the cheapest and most time-efficient option.
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