Kendall Jenner's Favorite Cult Sneakers Are Sold Out Everywhere But I Found Them

If I were to crown one sneaker style the key buy of 2022, it would be the Adidas Samba—hands down. The classic soccer sneakers have landed in the closets of celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Zoë Kravitz, and Kaia Gerber, as well as the wardrobes of fashion’s coolest insiders. Sambas tap into the retro sneaker trend that has been on the rise over the last several years, which we can also trace to the return of other popular styles including the New Balance 550s, Converse Chuck Taylors, and Nike Dunks.

The Adidas Samba sneakers have become so popular this year, however, that they are sold out practically everywhere online. Determined to find a pair for a friend, I hunted through retailers across the internet. While many stockists only carry larger sizes or limited colorways, I was able to find them on StockX, a site where you can buy and sell the coolest sneakers of the moment with prices that range by style, size, and current demand. Ahead, see how celebs and fashion people are styling Adidas Samba outfits, and shop each of the looks.

On Celebrities


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On Kendall Jenner: Adidas Samba Sneakers ($113)

Kendall Jenner has been wearing the sneakers on repeat, proving that they are one of her current go-to pieces in her 2022 wardrobe. While she has showcased many ways to style the retro sneakers, you can't go wrong pairing them with jeans and a T-shirt.

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On Zoë Kravitz: The Row Frankie Top ($320), Eglitta Pants ($990), and sunglasses; Adidas Samba Sneakers ($138); Saint Laurent bag

Zoë Kravitz has street style down to an art and here paired her black-and-white Sambas with stealth staples from The Row.

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On Kaia Gerber: Adidas Samba Sneakers ($70); Dmy by Dmy sunglasses

It doesn't get more off-duty cool than adding a pair of Samba sneakers into your weekend wardrobe like Kaia Gerber did.

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On the Fashion Set


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Yet another way to style the sneakers with jeans? Add an aviator leather jacket—an outerwear piece that will be huge this fall.

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It doesn't get simpler than adding a pair of straight-leg jeans and white ribbed socks—the ultimate classic pairing.

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There are so many cool colorways aside from the classic neutral styles. Wales Bonner's collaboration designs are especially noteworthy.

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A tweed jacket and slouchy white jeans are undeniably a cool match for the striped Samba sneakers—a great take on a tonal look for this season.

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The sneakers are a great counterpoint to a pretty slip dress.

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Next: 8 Cool New Balance Outfits That Feel Very 2022

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.