How to Nail the 'Dad Sneaker' Trend

Chunky sneakers have been around since the early '80s.

Formerly reserved for your dad's weekend outings, this trend has been popping up on runways and on the feet of your favorite celebs, including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Bella Hadid.

Read on to find out how to nail the "dad sneaker" trend!

Bare Legs and Small Socks

Hailey couldn't have looked more on-trend when she stepped out rocking a multi-colored version of the chunky shoe. The model opted for an oversized coat and bare legs.

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Mom Jeans and Dad Sneakers

Who would've thought that two staples in your parents' closet would be a fashion statement? Take another cue from Hailey Baldwin and pair your ugly dad sneaks with high-waisted mom jeans. The look is effortless but stunning and it will surely get you a lot of compliments.

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Tube Socks

Tube socks had their second awakening along with chunky-soled shoes. Brands everywhere rushed to the drawing board to design cute pairs. This type of sock and ugly dad sneakers go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can DIY this version with patches from the craft store and a cheap pair of socks from your local department store.



Mrs. West is known to be a trendsetter, and the internet freaked when she stepped out in hotpants and dad sneaks. In the early '90s, lycra wasn't just used in aerobics classes and this was actually a hot look. You can top off your look with a chunky sweater or jacket and a fanny pack.


Girly Skirt or Dress With No Socks

Sometimes you just want to feel girly, and that look isn't the easiest to achieve with dad sneakers. That said, do it like Bella and pair your shoes with a feminine bottom like a skirt or a dress. Skip the socks for this look so your legs can become elongated.

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