What do you get when you bring together iconic shoe silhouettes, under $200 dollar price point, and an epic designer collaborator? Sold out sneakers. If you live in New York, you’ve definitely seen, or at the very least heard about Adidas Originals by Wales Bonner. The Central Saint Martins grad and CFDA International Men’s Designer of the Year’s reinterpretation of the Adidas Samba and Country trainers have been completely wiped out from shelves (both in-store and online) since their launch in 2020. In fact, when my boyfriend returned from a trip to Paris earlier this summer with a pair of those perfectly red, suede, gum-soled Sambas, I was in disbelief. How did you get your hands on those, and more importantly, why didn’t you bring me back a pair?
Luckily for me, and anyone else who has regretted not purchasing a pair when they had the chance, the black, suede-trimmed trainers have suddenly appeared in a fully stocked size range at online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter.
With its contrast-stitching, this black lace-up pair embraces the retro-inspired sneaker trend, while its signature silhouette and classic colorway give it that stylish longevity we’re all after when it comes to investing in something new. Consider it streetwear with a sense of stylish ease. At the rate these cult-favorite sneakers sell out, we wouldn’t recommend waiting to shop a pair for yourself.
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