Jennifer Lawrence Wore the Always-Sold-Out Adidas Samba OG Sneaker

Ever since I moved to the Big Apple, I’ve developed a deep love for sneakers; they’re comfortable and effortless, making it an easy footwear choice. With that said, there’s an art to making such a low-key closet staple totally cool (think: Kim Kardashian in ‘dirty’ dad kicks or Jennifer Aniston in chunky tennis shoes). But one pair of tennis shoes that makes the cut every single time? The famous Adidas Samba OG sneaker.

Jennifer Lawrence was spotted in New York City wearing slim, retro sunnies, a turtleneck sweater, maxi skirt, and the aforementioned Adidas Sambas. The casual shoe had a gray upper, perforated three stripe design, toe cap, and rubber sole. And, this isn’t the first time Lawrence has reached for the classic sneaker style, wearing it three times this year and on 27 different occasions in 2023 — yep, you read that correctly. 

Adidas Samba OG Sneaker


The unassuming tennis shoe is practically a celebrity itself, amassing a following of A-listers such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, and Dakota Johnson — and that’s only in the past three months. Let’s not forget about the shoe’s impressive model-loved roster either, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Gigi Hadid. The only downside to its popularity? The shoe is almost always sold out, like right now, where so many sizes and colors are unavailable. But you’ll be pleased to know I found seven similar styles, starting at $64.

7 Best Adidas Samba OG Lookalike Sneakers

Adidas Gazelle Sneaker


Perhaps the best lookalike is the Adidas Gazelle Sneaker, which is slightly chunkier with an alternative sole pattern and features more prominent branding. Though, from a distance, it’ll be hard to tell the two apart. Best of all, it’s available in six spring colorways that have plenty of stock, so take your pick.

Adidas VL Court 3.0 Shoe


For a sporty option, consider the Adidas VL Court 3.0 Shoe. Interior cushioning, soft lining, and a plush tongue ensure ample comfort while still offering a sleek silhouette. The sneaker gives you all the style of the OG Sambas with the feeling of a typical tennis shoe. 

Adidas Matchbreak Super Shoe


If you’re someone who prefers a skater-like option, then the Matchbreak Super Shoe is for you. It’s available in four fresh hues, plus the suede design, thick toe reinforcement, breathable upper, and cushioned ankle material make for a trendy sneaker that’ll keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle.  

Wear your new Adidas low-tops with baggy jeans and a tee or dad shorts and a button-up for a casual approach. Another option is to dress up the sneakers with a blazer and linen pants for the office or dinner. Pro tip? Wear tube socks and really draw some attention to your footwear.

Shop further lookalikes, below, including a best-selling take on the original Adidas Samba OG sneaker.

Adidas Nora Shoe


Adidas Humanrace Samba Shoe


Adidas Gazelle Sneaker With Gummy Sole


Adidas Gazelle Bold Platform Sneaker


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