Thick-soled and bulky, the sporty shoe your dad loved wearing in the '90s is now the latest craze in the sneaker world. We're totally fine with it, mind you! While heels are forever stylish, they don't offer the same comfort you'd get from wearing these pairs. Call this the antithesis to the minimal style that has been saturating the fashion scene as of late. The ugly shoe trend is the quirky detail that is steering the sartorial movement towards maximalism, and it's proof that today's defining fashion moment is basically referencing the retro years.
Below, we round up 10 pairs of bulky trainers you can easily incorporate into your closet. Shop away!
Contrasting leather platform sneakers, P2795, ZARA, Power Plant
Multicolored platform sneakers, P2995, ZARA, Greenbelt 5
Contrasting sneakers with bows, P1995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Megamall
IMAGE Charles & Keith
Embellished sneakers in Burgundy, P2599, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant
Air Max 97, P8095, NIKE, Sole Academy BGC
IMAGE Reebok x Vetements
InstaPump Fury OG neoprene and mesh sneakers, US$892, VETEMENTS x REEBOK, Net-a-porter.com
Cloudbust rubber and leather-trimmed mesh sneakers, U$1070, PRADA, Net-a-porter.com
Runner Elastic leather and suede-paneled neoprene sneakers, US$680, GIVENCHY, Net-a-porter.com
IMAGE Alexander McQueen
Suede-trimmed leather exaggerated-sole sneakers, US$688, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Net-a-porter.com
IMAGE Stellla McCartney
Eclypse neoprene-trimmed faux leather and suede sneakers, US$673, STELLA MCCARTNEY, Net-a-porter.com