The ’90s resurgence is back in full effect.


Towards the end of 2017, the footwear game was rocked by the chunky runner silo, and while many were still fawning over more hyped models, the “Dad Shoe” was making a comeback.

The sneak has gained a massive amount of traction in the past few months, as popular brands release their own chunky runner aesthetics.


At present, there’s no clear frontrunner for the trend, however, Balenciaga’s Speed and Triple S models are extremely popular, as is adidas’ Yeezy Wave Runner 700.

We’ve curated the top 5 chunky runner sneakers available to buy right now, making it even easier for you to be on trend this year! Check them out below:

1. Nike Air Humara

Nike’s all-terrain sneak made a return at the end of 2017, capping off a fantastic year for the retailer. There was also a collaboration with popular skateboarding brand Supreme really immortalising the silo.

2. adidas Prophere

adidas’ chunky runner iteration landed towards the end of 2017 boasting a never-before-seen aesthetic. A knitted material covers the top of the sneak, while a thick midsole sits underfoot.

3. Asics Gel Diablo

Don’t sleep on Asics. The Gel Diablo has been a favourite in the footwear game from back in the ’90s, and recently resurfaced again as part of a collaboration with KITH and Ronnie Fieg – ultimate dad shoe.

4. Balenciaga Speed

High fashion brand Balenciaga’s take on the chunky runner comes with a knitted stretch sock upper atop a chunky midsole. Premium.

 5. adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700

The adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700 caused waves in the footwear game after we saw Kanye wearing a pair mid-2017. A few people got lucky and managed to get themselves a pair, and there’s set to be a restock happening this year too.

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