You know those chunky pair of shoes your dad insists on wearing with a pair of blue jeans? Yeah, they’re the latest trend to hit the fashion world – also known as the ugly sneaker trend.
Dubbed as one of the more practical trends, the dad sneaker is great in any weather and they’ll go with just about anything. The sporty shoe has an unfinished look to it, with curvy lines, bright colours and chunky soles, which help to make you look a little taller (win!) Surprisingly, the most popular way to wear this trend is with crew socks and long skirts, but when top fashion influencers are doing it, you don’t question – we’re talking about you Aimee Song. And with designers like Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton getting on board, it really is hard to ignore the facts: dad sneakers are trending.
So to help get you up to date, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite dad sneakers, some a little more modest than others. It’s not often that we look to our dads for fashion advice, but we’ve got to hand it to them on this one – they did good.
Fila Disruptor II Women’s
Nike M2K Tekno Women’s
Steve Madden Zela Mustard Suede Mix Chunky Sneakers
Balenciaga Triple S Mesh and Nubuck Sneaker
Stradivarius Chunk Sole Sneaker
Wittner Blaze Grey And Silver Suede Chunky Sneaker
Acne Studios Manhattan Suede Low-Top Trainers
Jeffrey Campbell Lo-Fi Sneakers
ASOS DESIGN Dare Chunky Sneakers