From models to musicians, these sneakers come A-lister-approved. 

Thanks to a practicality unrivalled by other footwear, casual shoes have cemented themselves as wardrobe essentials. From Rihanna to Ronaldinho, when celebrities are off the red carpet or football pitch, they’re often sporting their favourite pair of sneakers. Read our guide below to see which trainers come celebrity-approved this week. 

adidas Samba 

A football-focused silhouette that exudes fashion appeal, the adidas Samba is the unlikely go-to for celebrities as they go about their daily lives. This adidas icon sits amongst legendary silhouettes including the Stan Smith and Superstar boasting a low-profile versatility that can be dressed up or down.

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Spotted on Frank Ocean, Bella Hadid and A$AP Rocky, the Samba is a style-savvy favourite. Pair with your go-to jeans for a put-together outfit with minimal effort, or break up tailored separates for a smart-casual look. 

A durable leather construction means this trusty low-top will serve you wear after wear. With such a versatile appeal, it was only a matter of time before the Samba made its way back into the wardrobes of the fashion crowd (A collaboration with London menswear heavyweight Wales Bonner helps) . 

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adidas Gazelle

Rivalling the Nike Air Jordan 1 with its famous wearers, the adidas Gazelle has attracted star-studded admirers since its inception in 1968. Both the Samba and the Gazelle have been adopted by skaters over the years thanks to a vulcanised sole and durable suede construction. 

From Britpop to blokecore, the Gazelle continues to win over wearers with its retro appeal. Damon Alburn, Kate Moss and Harry Styles are just a few of the Gazelle’s celebrity fans. Alongside a fashion-editor-approved collaboration with Gucci, the Gazelle has been featured in the outfits (and Instagram feeds) of Rita Ora and Kendall Jenner, serving as an affordable yet trendy option for those looking to channel the off-duty model look. 

With such a heavy-hitting celebrity fan base, it is safe to say the adidas Gazelle has earned its place as an industry leader.

Nike Air Jordan 1 

Arguably the most famous sneaker of all time, the Nike Air Jordan 1 has attracted a fan base in hip-hop, fashion and beyond, garnering high-profile collaborations throughout its 38-year history. 

First released in 1985, the Nike Air Jordan 1 kicked off one of the most prominent chapters in sneaker history. Designed by Peter Moore, the high-top Swoosh silhouette was a gamble on Nike’s part, who chose to partner with a then-unknown Michael Jordan in his first season in the NBA. 

While features such as a padded collar and supportive construction initially drew athletes to the shoe, these leather sneakers provide an aesthetic appeal that has attracted many fashion-conscious fans. 

Look to Kendall Jenner’s pairing of the sneakerhead favourite Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ with leggings and an oversized jumper for a casual go-to or to the styling of Travis Scott in the ‘Air Dior’ campaign to see how these lace-up sneakers pair with more formal looks. 

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Nike Air Max 95

Unsurprisingly, the legendary Nike Air Max 95 has made its way into celebrity wardrobes. Expanding on the technology found in running trainers, the Air Max 95 was the first shoe to include Air cushioning in both the heel and forefoot, leaving a lasting impact on the footwear community and attracting famous fans to the Beaverton sneaker brand. 

Acclaimed Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho Gaúcho is a notable wearer, pictured alongside his teammates wearing the original Neon colourway upon the shoe’s initial release in 1995. 

Outside of sports, the Air Max 95 is a secret weapon in Bella Hadid’s rotation, with the supermodel sporting the OG Triple Black colourway and Supreme’s Air Max 95 Lux collaboration in premium blue leather whilst out in New York. 

British rapper AJ Tracey was spotted wearing the limited edition Nike Air Max 95 SP x Corteiz at Parklife festival this year, cementing the Air Max 95 as a celebrity wardrobe essential on both sides of the pond. 

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Nike Air Force 1 

As a shoe above the trend cycle, the Nike Air Force 1 needs no introduction, sitting amongst classic sneakers such as the Air Jordan 1, classic slip-on Vans and Converse Chuck Taylors. Worn by everyone from Drake to the Kardashians and Hailey Bieber, with Gigi Hadid sporting a mid-top pair of the white sneakers, the Air Force 1 is a favourite among celebrities.

With its most wearable colourways, Triple White (a favourite of NYC It girl Emily Ratajkowski) and Triple Black, this timeless Nike silhouette can work with several outfits, serving as a minimalist companion to any look. Add the Air Force 1 to your rotation today for a paired back take on celebrity style.