At least, that's what Mary-Kate Olsen, who recently appeared in New York City wearing a classic pair of vintage Adidas Samba sneakers, would have you believe. You're on the correct track if the fashion designer's cosy basic shoes are making you think of middle school attire.
It only makes sense that the former Full House actress would bring back the unisex classic at a time when we least anticipated it because this sporty lace-up style was in fact a very popular choice among adolescent and teenage kids back in the late '90s.
With its flat sole and sleek striped accent, the pragmatic shoe has a straightforward design, making it easy to see why she chose to wear a high-low ensemble. Now that we think about it, the Samba sneaker might be the ideal accent to any look, including Olsen's elegant ensemble of silk trouser slacks, an oversized floor-length coat, and a top-handle bag from The Row that is embossed with crocodiles and hence very expensive.
The Sambarose, which were her specific sneakers and had a thicker platform sole, are no longer available, but you can still get the Sambas, which are presently on sale for just $60 on Zappos. It would be a good idea to buy both the black and the white versions of the stylish sneaker while they're still readily accessible in most sizes.
Ashley Olsen, Mary-identical Kate's sister, followed suit and was spotted sporting a pair of New Balance Classic 574 Core Sneakers. Her choice of shoes was a clear tribute to the dad sneaker craze that is presently sweeping Hollywood, and we must admit that we are digging these affordable options.
You can choose whatever pair of Ashley's trainers to buy because they are only $85 and come in a variety of colours, including navy, black, and of course, grey.
Shop these quaint sneakers below and pay homage to the stylish moves made by the Olsen twins.