The 90s are making a comeback in the form of thick-soled shoes and it seems that everyone has embraced it. It all started back in 2015 when sleek sneakers dominated the market. The Adidas Stan Smith was seen during fashion weeks, in the red carpet and of course, everywhere on the streets. Consumers could not seem to get enough of the minimalist sneaker trend. Inspired by Scandinavian style, they were mass adopted as the new fashion shoe of choice.
The chunky shoe or more known in the fashion world as “dad shoe” was first debuted in the Balenciaga FW17 show during the Men’s Paris fashion week. Since then, it was the luxury range who have been wearing this trend. But since this year it has become the shoe of choice for high fashion, athletic brands, and fast-fashion lovers.
The dad sneaker proves to be another example of a trend that blurs traditional gender lines. While it may look like you have bricks strapped to your feet, these thick-soled sneakers are surprisingly lightweight and comfortable.
I have gathered my favorite styles for you to check. Let me know which one is your favorite.
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