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Dakota Johnson Wore the Sneaker Trend That’s Coming For Sambas

Dakota Johnson Wore the Sneaker Trend That's Coming For Sambas 7


Dakota Johnson walking in New York City wearing a black sweater, dark-wash jeans, and brown Nike Cortez sneakers

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There was a while there when I thought the reign of Adidas Sambas would never end, alas, it seems that everything’s set for summer 2024 to mark the fall of the classic sneaker’s long-lasting empire (at least until Grace Wales Bonner releases yet another viral version and reignites TikTok’s obsession). There hasn’t been one single sneaker that is responsible for dethroning the powerhouse shoe, but instead, a handful of buzzy styles that, together, managed to do what no other done in years.

On the Adidas front, the SL-72s are gaining momentum. Then there are Onitsuka Tiger’s Mexico 66s, which are practically impossible to get your hands on. And finally, Nike’s got the iconic Cortez, a sneaker that always seems to come back in vogue, usually after a celeb is spotted wearing them. Last time, it was Bella Hadid. In 2024, it’s Dakota Johnson—and as per usual, the internet is freaking out about it.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress was seen wearing a brown version of the 1970s shoe style in New York City while on the set of her new A24 film Materialists, co-starring Pedro Pascal and Chris Evans. With her sneakers, Johnson added a stellar pair of straight-leg, dark-wash jeans, and a black sweater, thus putting together an outfit worth copying for the remainder of spring and bookmarking for next fall and winter. Adding to her sneaker’s appeal is the fact that Johnson’s pretty much been wearing her pair of Baroque Brown Cortez TXTs non-stop while filming the movie. Plus, they’re fully stocked at Nordstrom (score). Scroll down to shop Dakota’s exact color (plus a few other chic color-ways) before they sell out.

Dakota Johnson walking in New York City wearing a black sweater, dark-wash jeans, and brown Nike Cortez sneakers

(Image credit: Backgrid)

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