The chunky sneaker trend that began back in 2017 is still alive and kicking. An infamous fad that certainly isn’t to everyone’s tastes, every single sneaker brand out there has at least one dad shoe in their current offerings, but how exactly do you choose the best pair for you?
While they all kind of feature the same silhouette and structure, each sneaker is as different as the next. Some make use of simple suede panels, others are dipped in an eye-catching chrome, while a fair few are embellished with animal prints that are sure to turn heads. With that said, we’ve hand selected the best chunky sneakers you can buy right now from £100 to £1000!
If you’re ballin’ on a budget, you can’t beat the Nike M2K Tekno. Drawing inspiration from the classic Air Monarch silhouette, the Swoosh pushes it into the future with space-age detailing. Beneath all of this, an ultra clean foam midsole gives you lightweight cushioning with every step.
What’s there not to love about the adidas Yung-1? Paying homage to the ’90s cult classic Falcon Dorf, this was one of the first colourways to drop at the end of last year, and it’s still one of the best. With buttery smooth suede panels and ultra breathable mesh, this is a must cop for any trainer collection.
Originally released back in 1994, the Nike Air Max2 Light is an exact replica of the iconic runner that hit the streets twenty five years ago. Featuring a mesh and synthetic upper, a moulded foam midsole and Max Air cushioning provides wearers with unbelievable comfort with every step.
You can’t talk about chunky sneakers without mentioning the adidas Yeezy 700 V2! Kanye West’s take on the infamous trend, he fuses aggressive styling with extremely soft premium materials, all packaged on top of a full length Boost midsole for comfort like nothing else out there. A definite must cop for any sneaker rotation.
The latest shoe to come from the Belgian fashion designer, the adidas By Raf Simons Ozweego is perfect for the warmer months ahead. Inspired by the ‘70s glam rock era, smooth cream leather contrasts against a striking chrome that been coated in a mirrored TPU film for a show stopping aesthetic.
If you’ve never heard of the Acne Studios Rockaway then it’s time to get educated. Arriving in a stealthy murdered out makeup, the shoe is made in Italy from smooth leather and breathable mesh, and sits on top of bumpy rubber soles that make every step seem like you’re walking on a plump cloud.
First unveiled as part of their Fall/Winter 2018 runway show, the Balenciaga Track has been making waves over the past few months. Boasting a number of different layers on its upper, it also features an extended tread, overlapping sets of laces, and chunky soles for a look that’s literally like nothing else in the business.
The shoe that arguably started it all, the Balenciaga Triple S is the godfather of the chunky sneaker trend. Taking design cues from three different sports, including running, basketball, and track and field, you need to see this shoe in person to believe it! Buttery smooth suede and ultra durable nylon join forces on the panelled upper, while subtle branding completes the colourway.
The luxury Italian fashion house’s take on the famous fad, the Gucci Rhyton references their heritage as well as Alessandro Michele’s interest in designer bootleg culture. Crafted from smooth off-white leather that’s oozing with luxury, the brand’s iconic logo is printed onto the lateral side panels for a look that’s hard to ignore.
Made in collaboration with 2 Chainz, the Versace Chain Reaction features a chunky chain-inspired sole unit, with leopard-print calf hair uppers panelled with leather, neoprene and suede. Featuring the brand’s house codes, their iconic ‘Greco’ motif also makes appearance, influenced by Gianni Versace’s obsession with Greek mythology.