Model-approved Adidas Sambas sneakers are back in stock

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The weather in early spring, when the first heat starts to get very real, almost always brings tears to my eyes. Not necessarily in a happy or sad way, but in a nostalgic way, which is always a bit of both. (Yes, I’m Pisces.)

There’s one specific thing that triggers this feeling, and that’s the slight chill that accompanies the sunset after spending all day feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin. It reminds me of getting ready for football practice in downtown Battery Park or all the way down the Bronx near my high school. I wore Adidas Sambas on the subway, and when it got dark I always regretted not listening to my mother’s advice to wear a thicker jacket. Right now, over a decade later, the combination of seasonal change, my unwavering inability to dress for the weather, and multiple sightings of Bella Hadid in Adidas Sambas gives me whiplash. severe in 2010.

I’m not necessarily saying the return of the 2022 Adidas Sambas makes me cry, but I’m not necessarily saying it doesn’t either. Seeing models like Hadid wear them repeatedly makes me feel like a little kid again, trying to emulate the cool older girls on my soccer team who made me want to own some loose Adidas Sambas sneakers. They are football sneakers after all, although it is clear that they are also model sneakers.

At this point, the Adidas Samba has become a staple of Bella Hadid’s wardrobe, and she wears it all the time, with everything from vintage Chanel totes and Burberry trench coats to plaid pencil skirts and swimsuits. sport. Celebrities like Kaia Gerber, Rihanna, Ashley Olsen and Dakota Johnson have also worn the sneakers. The #adidassamba tag has over 2 million views on TikTok, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a fashionable TikToker who hasn’t styled the sneaker lately. They’re suddenly as popular as I remember, except nobody wears them on the pitch anymore.

I’ve always loved my Sambas, but somewhere between senior year of high school, all of college, and becoming an adult, I lost the pair I’ve worn to death for most of my life. adolescence. Even though Hadid had worn them many times, I never would have thought they would be hard to find in my size. But to my surprise, they have been out of stock for months now. I felt like every time I checked this year (which happened several times) they were still not available. My dad even texted me about his friend looking for a pair. When he asked me if I knew why they had been out of stock for so long, I told him to blame Bella Hadid.

Last night my friend texted me saying she finally got a pair after wanting the sneakers for months. His mother had found out that Amazon had finally restocked the shoe, and it’s almost too good to be true. They’re bound to sell out again quickly, so I’ve already added a classic pair in black to my cart. Will I cry when I wear them again for the first time in years? Most likely. But it will be in a joyful way with a high school outfit that I could only dream of.

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James T. Quintero