Every spring, before summer arrives, an It shoe comes to the fore, and stars will soon be wearing them. Bottega Veneta’s padded heels were all the rage a few years ago – Rihanna loved them so much she even wore them to the airport. But this season, the breakthrough shoe was decidedly simpler: a classic sneaker that retails for $50 is trending and beloved by the likes of Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner . Now model Kaia Gerber is the latest addition.
The hot summer has begun? That’s the Adidas Samba Low Top. Launched in 50 as a football boot, this retro running shoe has a sporty (yet streamlined) silhouette and has been a bestseller for years. Over the past few months, however, the stars have given the sneaker a more fashion-forward feel. Yesterday in Los Angeles, for example, Gerber paired her vegan leather separate (in black and white) with a green cardigan, a striped sundress, and thick yellow socks. This look has a casual-cool vibe that’s perfect for running errands—but still classy.
Hadid also wore her samba skirt with a football top and plaid skirt; Rihanna paired them with jeans and a blazer. They prove that, when styled right, comfortable kicks can look just as polished as dress shoes or heels. Priced just under $1950, they’re an investment you won’t need to think twice about this summer — considering they’ve been around since “s, it’s safe to say they won’t be obsolete next season either.