Emily Ratajkowski and Dua Lipa Are Bringing an Under-$100 Vintage Puma Sneaker Back

"Trainers" season is in.

Dua Lipa holds up a pair of sneakers while rehearsing for an awards show
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Sure, Emily Ratajkowski has worn her fair share of trendy sneakers this year. But it's not every day that the supermodel wears the same pair twice in a row. Nor is it every day that her sneakers are under $100 and a rising celebrity favorite.

Yet this week, Ratajkowski's sneakers were all those things and more. While taking her pup Colombo on a walk outside of her West Village home on Thursday, Ratajkowski was captured in a slouchy white top layered under a lightweight buttercream blazer.  She styled her business casual look with chocolate brown wide-leg trousers and a pair of two-tone Puma Palermos, a soccer sneaker from the label's early 1980s archives that was recently re-issued.

Emily Ratajkowski in New York City March 2024

Emily Ratajkowski on a stroll with her dog, Colombo, in Manhattan.

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The "High Low" podcast host also wore the exact pair the day before. She took her beloved pooch for a daytime walk in the neighborhood, bundling up in an oversized gray hoodie from local eatery Joe's Pizza, an oversize vintage Keith Haring-painted leather jacket, and straight-leg jeans. Completing the look, the Puma Palermos made yet another street-style cameo. 

Emily Ratajkowski in New York City March 2024

Ratajkowski wore the Puma Palermo sneakers the day before, pairing the silhouette with a casual look.

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Emrata's Palermo streak comes after she gave her stamp of approval to another shoe from the brand—Puma's Speedcat OG sneakers—at New York Fashion Week in February.

The athleisure label's low-top style was once an essential soccer players, but it's returning to the conversation alongside the TikTok-famed blokecore trend. (For the uninitiated, "blokecore" is a look that riffs on vintage sports fan outfits with jerseys, straight-leg jeans, and retro low-top sneakers). Puma Palermos have a lot of similarities with Adidas Sambas, which have also been adopted by dozens of A-listers.

Ratajkowski's affordable throwback Pumas already have at least one more famous fan: Dua Lipa, who wore them while rehearsing for her performance at the 2024 Brit Awards in London. The appearance came shortly after she fronted the brand's campaign for the newly-relaunched silhouette.

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The "Training Season" singer showed off the Palermo in a cherry red shade on her Instagram last week, using the bright hue to add a pop of color to her all-black sweatsuit.

With two massive names behind it, could the Palermo be 2024's next It-sneaker? It's too early to say, but endorsements from other well-dressed sneakerheads (cough, Rihanna) will let everyone know. But if the style takes off, you'll want to say you tried it while it was still under $100—and in stock.

India Roby
Freelance Fashion Writer

Born and raised in Memphis, India Roby is a freelance journalist based in New York City. In 2021, India graduated from The New School with a Bachelor’s in Journalism + Design and a minor in Fashion Communication. Her bylines have also appeared in NYLON, Highsnobiety, Harper’s Bazaar, Arch Digest, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, Paper, The Zoe Report, Fashionista, and others.