Every season, a sneaker comes along that blows all of its competitors out of the water, and right now, it’s the Sambas from London-based designer Wales Bonner’s collaboration with Adidas. Here’s the catch: Unless you snatched up a pair on or near the drop date, it’s likely that you’re now struggling to get a pair of the collab’s coveted sneakers. I understand. I’m in the same boat. But you know who’s not? Rihanna, who was spotted on a 4 a.m. stroll through Central Park with A$AP Rocky wearing arguably the most-wanted style of all.
For their late-night wander (their second in recent history), the duo matched in baggy, low-rise jeans and sunglasses, with Rihanna adding a blue, distressed button-down shirt and gold Briony Raymond jewelry and A$AP donning a long-sleeve, tie-dye T-shirt underneath a black vest. But as a fan of Adidas’s popular sneaker collab, I immediately zeroed in on the Fenty designer’s shoe choice: green-and-cream Sambas by Wales Bonner and Adidas.
Though sold out practically everywhere on the retail market, the coveted sneakers have quite the presence on resale sites like StockX, thus making the impossible feat of snagging a pair wholly possible. Shop Rihanna’s pick and more Wales Bonner x Adidas sneakers below.