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Why Adidas Sambas Remain Popular With Girls

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Sneakers are an indispensable fashion statement – be it floral dresses or miniskirts – bringing life and style to any look.

Sambas have seen a resurgence thanks to partnerships with notable brands like Wales Bonner and Kith, making a comeback this year. So what makes these classic kicks popular again?

Timeless Design: The Enduring Appeal of Sambas

Adidas Samba sneaker first designed in 1949 as a soccer sneaker remains an everyday classic today, thanks to collaborations and celebrity sightings. Recently though, their popularity has skyrocketed beyond sportsy niche into mainstream fashion culture.

Sambas sneakers, known for their low-top silhouette and classic design, are suitable for wearing with any look imaginable. Choose from an array of colors, materials and finishes – leather, suede or vegan options are available – to find one perfect for you.

Samba sneakers have long been a go-to in the casual streetwear wardrobes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, as well as being an integral component of the newly popular clean girl aesthetic – an emerging fashion trend which emphasizes natural hair styles with neutral-toned basics and low maintenance makeup. When biking to work or enjoying lunch break activities or hitting up stores a pair of Sambas will always complete your look!

Comfort Meets Style: A Sneaker for Every Occasion

Sneakers have long been an essential piece for fashion-forward style mavens. Sambas have quickly become popular among Generation Z since their release due to their ability to add an eccentric edge to any ensemble; Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowski have even worn them! Additionally, designers like Ronnie Fieg of KITH and Louis Vuitton’s newly appointed Men’s Creative Director Pharell Williams via his label Humanrace have given these shoes new life!

One major reason behind the Samba’s enduring popularity can be found in its prevalence in street style. Seen frequently on celebrities such as A$AP Rocky, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber – not to mention Gen Zers everywhere! – these shoes can easily fit into everyday looks from laid-back jorts to form fitting tees and leather jackets. Their unisex sizing and timeless aesthetic makes this shoe an essential component in Gen Z’s closets and beyond.

Beyond the Basics: Versatile Styling Options

The Samba is an iconic style icon that transcends sports, seamlessly merging into fashion and self-expression. Its minimalist aesthetic makes it the ideal accessory for casual wear such as jeans and tees or more formal ensembles like tailored trousers with button-down shirts.

If you’re an athlete or simply appreciate the rugged look of sneakers, opt for ones featuring team logos to show your loyalty or choose a neutral colorway that goes with any ensemble.

Add flair to your Sambas in an easy and cost-effective manner by swapping out standard laces with vibrant ones from Lace Lab. Find patterns that perfectly suit the hues in your ensemble – this simple modification can completely change their appearance – plus, they can easily be relaced whenever desired for a change in look!

From Playground to Runway: A Cultural Icon

Sambas have earned their place as timeless sneakers despite being perceived by Gen Zers as being “soccer dad shoes”. Like Converse, their popularity may fluctuate but never truly fade away.

These iconic sneakers have long been worn by fashion influencers and celebrities, such as Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin. Perhaps their widespread popularity stems from being easily worn with anything from casual jorts to formal white skirts.

However, its popularity can also be attributed to numerous collaborations with adidas founder Adi Dassler who originally designed it in 1949 to give players traction on icy pitches for training and playing soccer despite rigid or frozen ground conditions.

A Legacy of Quality: Built to Last

As an iconic sneaker, the Samba has withstood time and wear. Numerous athletes have donned them for workouts; but skateboarders truly put this shoe on the map by using it for its superior traction and adopting its streetwear aesthetic – as evidenced by Freddie Mercury wearing one during one of his most notable appearances in Bohemian Rhapsody!

Today, the Samba remains an indispensable staple for indoor soccer, futsal and handball players as well as fashion-forward influencers like Bella Hadid and Emma Chamberlain. Collaborations between designers such as Jonah Hill and Grace Wales Bonner has added another fresh perspective that makes these shoes even more desirable to millennials.

Team Trefoil has also reinvented the Samba through their Spezial brand (SPZL), drawing upon their extensive archive for inspiration for premium iterations like Deco SPZL with leather and suede panels and an embossed platform midsole.

Why Sambas Never Go Out of Style

As fashion trends fade into and out of relevance, Sambas remain timeless classics. Adidas’s own revival and the recent work with fashion designers such as Grace Wales Bonner have all helped fuel an exciting Samba renaissance.

Wales Bonner’s 2022 Samba shoes exude vintage-preppy charm, with sleek tones and contrast stitching for added oomph. While not traditionally considered soccer trainers, these look more like something a girl in pleated tennis skirt would wear with her socks than something meant for football players.

Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajowski have embraced Sambas as popular sneakers of choice among a new generation of it-girls – thus further fuelling its rise. Yet many girls worry that this latest trend has gone too far; will shoes end up sitting unloved once hype dies down or will this resurgent style prove truly timeless?