Dakota Johnson Just Wore the Sneaker Trend That's Coming for Your Sambas

The '70s are so back.

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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 isn't one single sneaker that is responsible for dethroning the powerhouse shoe but instead a handful of buzzy styles that, together, are managing to do what no other has 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 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 nonstop 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 colorways) before they sell out.

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

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Eliza Huber
Fashion Editor, Who What Wear

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor at Who What Wear who specializes in trend and brand discovery in addition to reporting on fashion news, celebrity style, and happenings in the market, from sales to new arrivals. She currently produces two monthly columns, Ways to Wear, where she hand selects an off-the-moment trend and styles it in multiple ways, and Let's Get a Room, where she heads to stores around NYC and styles looks from their dressing rooms. Whenever possible, she reports on her favorite thing, Formula One, exploring the growing connection between the sport and fashion.