Can you believe it? Crazy, clunky sneakers are in! Otherwise known as the dad sneaker trend, chunky sneakers are showing up everywhere. 

Sneakers equal big bucks. Expected revenue is over $16 million dollars for athletic footwear in the U.S. in 2019.

But who knew sneakers were such a fashion statement?

Update your summer and fall wardrobe with some new hip trends. Follow the dad sneaker trend with these great styling tips!

What’s the Dad Sneaker Trend? 

Most people didn’t predict this trend. It falls in the same category as giant shoulder pads. Didn’t see that coming!

You didn’t think you’d copy a middle-aged dad in jean shorts and a fanny pack. But it turns out, there’s something in the look to love – those dad sneakers!

The sneakers are chunky, funky standouts in a sea of boring, nondescript outfits. And the coolest thing? Wearing sneakers with a dress to work means your feet won’t hurt all day. 

Trends come and go but sneakers are always useful. So don’t be afraid of investing in a few pairs of sneakers to follow the dad sneaker trend.

But how to master the style without looking like, well, a middle-aged dad?

Start with These

Don’t want to start by throwing down multiple $100-dollar bills on the counter?

Try these sneakers. There’s plenty of variety at different price points. You can dip your toes in the style without too much commitment.  

Try plain chunky white if you’re afraid of too much color. White sneakers are always in fashion. From Beckham to Kourtney Kardashian, you’re in stylish company when you’re wearing white sneaks. 

The Fashion Trendsetter

If you’re looking to upgrade your dad sneakers, the name in fashion is Balenciaga. The brand turned uncool into cool with its witty sneaker ad campaign.

That was in 2018, and the trend is still with us. 

Vary the Look

Here are a few ways to rock the trend: 

Try a silk dress in a charming shade of pink. Grab a beautiful black bag. Pair the outfit with purple and white chunky sneakers. 

Go for a cool black boyfriend blazer over a white scoop-neck t-shirt and black skinny jeans. Grab a hybrid purse/backpack in red. Put on your chunky white sneakers. 

Pairing the dad sneaker with athletic wear is a no-brainer. Remember to wear white socks and scrunch them down a bit. 

Black chunky sneakers paired with a floral dress are a yes! Add a proper lady’s handbag and you’re spot-on. 

It’s the dad sneaker trend but smart people know it’s a look that never really goes out of style. 

And the beauty is, you can always use a great pair of sneakers for exercising. But don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Try your chunky sneaks with a dress for work. 

You can get sneakers in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can go high-end and spend a lot or more budget-friendly under $100 or even $50 dollars. Once on board with the dad sneakers, you can also pick up some custom socks at Personalized by Kate today.

Enjoy! And find more fashion articles on our blog. 

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