Chunky Sneakers Are One Of 2018's Biggest Trends - Here's How To Rock Them

Dad shoes are here to stay.


When it comes to footwear, women are quite finicky because finding shoes that are comfortable and chic can be a hassle.

I guess that's why the shoe gods just gave up and decided to create chunky "ugly" sneakers, or dad shoes, that might not be easy on the eyes but are super comfortable on your feet. By definition, they are considered "ugly" because they are bulky and aren't traditionally stylish. But in reality, they are actually far from it.

The Color Palette

With the ugly sneakers trend, shoes have been deemed "ugly" because they are unbalanced with certain pairings. Just in case you're feeling a little daring, we have found some risk-takers that are already making the trend look super dope for your style inspo.

Click through the gallery below for some dope street style inspo:


Elie N. mixed and matched her look for a playful tone. The relaxed red dress with the Balenciagas and top handle bag is perfection.

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Of course, fashion killer, Tracee Ellis Ross is already sporting this trend with no complications. With messy hair and an impeccable trench coat, the black-ish star looks comfortable and stylish while roaming the streets of NYC. This particular ugly sneaker is wildly popular. So much so that since it hit the Balenciaga Fall 2017 men's runway, it has been sold out online.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Stella McCartney Eclypse Sneakers, $640.00


We can obviously take some cues from Elie N because she has this trend down to a science. Somehow the unbalanced theme works for this beauty.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Pierre Hardy Trek Comet Sneakers, $595.00


Try some ugly sneaks with a simple maxi and denim jacket for a day spent in the park.



Paired with a graphic tee and wide leg pants, Elie achieves a chill street style moment. We love the added subtlety of the hoop earrings.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: New Balance 990 V4 - Women's, $175


Feeling like taking some risks? Give layering a try with a pair of ugly sneakers. You will definitely be the toast of the town in this look.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: Zara Black High Top Sneakers, $12.99


You can't get more fashionable than this outfit. From the Champion shirt to the Supreme bag, we are obsessed. FILA is coming back in a major way with 90s trends creeping back on to the major runways.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: FILA Disruptor 2 Lux Leather Sneakers, $120


Model Adwoa Aboah skillfully achieved the trend with a minimalistic approach. Sometimes less is more.

SHOP SIMILAR LOOK: adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Skate, $96

Check out some additional ways to rock the trend in the slideshow below:

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Would you rock this trend? Why or why not?

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