Can’t Get Your Hands on Adidas Sambas? Try These Trainers For Size Instead

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Last Updated on May 11, 2023

As always in fashion, retro silhouettes are continually resurging, and this year it’s the turn of the iconic Adidas Samba.

Sporty, chic and oh-so sleek, these trainers have come a long way since their debut in the 40’s. Starting out as a football shoe, these timeless trainers have weaved their way in and out of the spotlight ever since.

Emili Sindlev wearing Adidas Sambas at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Courtesy of Imaxtree

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Why are the Adidas Sambas so popular?

Allow me to explain! Their recent popularity can be put down to the emergence of the ‘bloke core’ aesthetic. Yep, you heard me right.

This meant that the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and even Kim Kardashian have been snapped sporting vintage football jerseys and shoes like the Adidas Samba.

The comfy gum sole paired with the sleek design and affordable price point has made these trainers an easy way to nail the ‘model off duty’ look that we all love.

On the flip side, the endless list of pros have made them a nightmare to get your hands on. Enter: the Adidas Samba dupes…

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Adidas Samba dupes

If, despite your best efforts, you’ve been left Samba-less, or you want to put your own spin on the trend, then listen up.

I’ve done a bit of digging and found 7 Adidas Samba dupes that have got that same retro feel, but without the waiting list. Check them out below.

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Gola 'Hurricane Suede' Suede Lace-Up Trainers

Gola ‘Hurricane Suede’ Suede Lace-Up Trainers, Debenhams, £80 – buy now

Hummel VM78 cph nylon trainers in beige

Hummel VM78 cph nylon trainers in beige, ASOS, £65 – buy now

Puma Cali Dream trainers in white and black

Puma Cali Dream trainers in white and black, ASOS, £56 – buy now

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Adidas Handball spezial trainers core black white gum, Office, £79.99 – buy now

Gola Grandslam Quadrant Gold Trainer

Gola Grandslam Quadrant Gold Trainer, Oliver Bonas, £85 – buy now

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Gola Badminton Court Sneakers, Free People, £78 – buy now

Reebok Club C 1985

Reebok Club C 1985, OFFICE, £84.99 – buy now