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.