Adidas Sambas have been crowned the ultimate cool-girl sneaker for 2023—but where can we snag a pair?

Adidas Sambas are the celebrity-approved sneaker for 2023—but where can we shop alternatives to the sell-out shoe?

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber both pictured wearing Adidas Sambas sneakers in a purple, two picture template
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TikTok has dubbed Adidas Sambas the ultimate casual sneaker to add to your capsule wardrobe. But of course, thanks to their viral status,  these shoes are like gold dust right now—so where can we buy stylish swaps?

Much like with sheer dresses and ballet flats, all-black and white Adidas Sambas are having a major moment, with TikTok flooded with videos of stylish denim maxi skirts and 90s fashion outfits, complete with the low-pro trainer. Not to mention all the style inspo the likes of Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber have been supplying lately, wearing said sneaker.

But alas, like with most viral TikTok items—take the Lululemon belt bag for instance, or the Birkenstock Bostons, specifically in shade 'Taupe'—finding the Sambas in stock, let alone in your foot size, is almost an impossible task. So where can we find equally cool alternatives to incorporate into our coastal cowgirl and summer ensembles?

Where to buy Adidas Samba swaps

Alas, much like when any item hits viral status on the app, finding Sambas in the most popular colorway or in your size has become a true mission. As of right now, you can still shop some black abd white Adidas Sambas, but in very limited sizes...


Adidas Originals Samba OG Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers

RRP: $100

These Sambas are currently only available in sizes 8 to 9.5, though you can add your desired size to your wishlist to keep track on when and if it comes back in stock!


Adidas Men's Samba Classic Soccer Shoe

RRP: $75

These are technically men's sneakers but they start at size 6.5— which are currently in stock—up to size 14.


Adidas Originals Samba Sneakers in white and pink

RRP: $100

Alas, these summery pink and white Sambas are only available in select sizes, but you might get lucky!

Thankfully though, Adidas—and brands like Nike and New Balance—sell a bunch of similar styles, some of which are equally popular and yes, we've rounded up some of our favorite alternatives...

MIL's edit of Adidas Samba alternatives

Here's a roundup of some similar shoes, plus intel on how to style the retro, low-pro trainer for summer and beyond...


Adidas Originals Gazelle Sneakers In Green

RRP: $100

Again, these green suede Adidas Gazelles are selling fast, but they're also rising in popularity on TikTok, so if you can find your size in stock snap them up while you can!


Reebok Women's Club C 85 

RRP: $85

Reeboks are also a good substitute for Adidas Sambas as they feature a classic, retro design—with a low sole.

This pair will look fab with jeans, shorts and even a mini skirt with some cute white socks!


Nike Blazer Low sneakers 

RRP: $90

While these aren't Adidas trainers, these Blazer sneakers feature a similar low sole and lace-up detailing.

Plus they're a minimal black and white colorway, meaning they'll go with all of your fits!


Adidas Superstar Bonega Platform Sneaker 

RRP: $115

Superstar trainers are also seeing a spike in popularity and these platform sneakers would be perfect for summer!

Adidas Samba outfits: how to style your low-pro sneakers like the TikTokers

As mentioned, TikTok is packed with videos of users styling the coveted sneaker and, we must say, we definitely see the appeal in these casual Sambas.


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Even the likes of Emma Chamberlain's outfits have featured black Adidas Sambas, lately. We'd spied her pairing them with Dickies trousers, shorts and of course her iconic sunglasses, Meanwhile, Hailey Bieber has also styled out her cargo pants with a white pair.

The shoes themselves give major retro, football-chic vibes and seem to be the ultimate footwear staple for achieving that model-off-duty look this spring/summer season.

On TikTok alone, you can see them paired with everything from wide-leg jeans and stylish trousers to mini skirts and socks, proving that they're more versatile than you might suspect. Basically, it seems you can wear them with everything, whether you're a lover of the coastal grandmother vibes or bold, dopamine dressing—and they never fail to inject cool vibes and altogether really elevate your look.

We'd recommend pairing them with classic blue jeans or a pair of loose trousers with  a baby tee or sweatshirt, finished off with a pair of huggie earrings, sunglasses and a mini bag—for the perfect spring fit.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.