Four Other Shoes That Hit Like The adidas Samba


June 27, 2023
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If you can’t get adidas Sambas, these definitely come close!



Earlier this year, fashion magazines raved about the affordable sneaker Bella Hadid wore with everything. Maybe it’s the neutral colors or the slim silhouette, but everyone wants to get their hands on those shoes. Now that everyone has discovered, pined and fought for the adidas Samba, those wanting to hop on the trend is often met with the words “sold out.” And when availability does come up, the supply can’t keep up with the demand. But the thing about fashion is that there’s space for many other shoes with the same silhouette and features. 


So thankfully, you can still embody Bella Hadid while keeping it unique with these four other shoes that hit like the adidas Samba. The best part? They’re readily available here in the Philippines!


adidas Gazelle


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If you’re looking for alternatives, don’t look too far. The adidas Gazelle offers a similar silhouette to the Sambas, co-signed by Harry Styles and the adidas x Gucci collaboration. The main difference lies in the rounder toe and variety of soles and three-stripes, but overall the same level of comfort and style.


Shop the adidas Gazelles on the official website.


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adidas Campus


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Look no further—literally. Achieve the look with a chunkier silhouette from the adidas Campus 80s. This other adidas silhouette is another crowd favorite, even earning popularity through the years and notable collaborations that make it worth adding to your wardrobe.


Shop the Campus 80s via the official adidas Website


Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66


Onitsuka Tiger has a great selection of shoes that are similar to the adidas Samba, especially for those who want the same slender shape but with more inventive colors beyond neutrals and brown gum soles. The Mexico 66s has become a crowd-favorite alternative to the Sambas for its slim silhouette. This is a great choice for those who want more unconventional combinations for their everyday wear.


Get your hands on the Mexico 66 in-store or online via the official Onitsuka Tiger Website.


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Onitsuka Tiger Serrano


If you hope to cop something a little more form-fitting and slender than the adidas Samba, the Onitsuka Tiger Serrano is another great option. Much like the Mexico 66, these shoes come in different colorways and combinations that accommodate all sorts of tastes and personalities.


The Serrano shoes are available in-store or online on the official Onitsuka Tiger Website.


Bonus: New Balance RC-30


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This list talks about alternatives we can definitely cop here in the Philippines. But if you’re feeling adventurous, the New Balance RC-30s are another great substitute for the adidas Samba. The lowkey and simple shape gets its edge from the twisted gum outsole, making it a versatile statement shoe.


We’re going to be honest—the New Balance RC-30s are hard to come by. But if you somehow do find a pair, don’t hesitate to cop them.


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Did we miss other recommendations? Sound off in the comments below!



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