To quote a 2NE1 song, Sandara Park’s outfits on Instagram are always “Fire.” The Korean celebrity is not only known for her colorful music career but her similarly interesting style diary. A regular front row guest at Paris Fashion Week for brands like Off-White, Balmain, and Thom Browne, Dara’s off duty looks—although less glam and more relaxed—are still distinctly fun and stylish.
But if there’s one piece in Sandara’s signature outfit combination she can’t live without, it’s a pair of statement sneakers. The multi-hyphenate Korean star (who we all know has dabbled in acting!) has proven time and time again that the athliesure trend is here to stay, and a cool pair of sneaks could make or break an outfit. Here we round-up five of her most used pairs that she’s repeated and restyled over and over again as seen on her Instagram.
Balenciaga Triple S chunky sneaker
Triple S sneaker in black, $1005 (around P50,356), BALENCIAGA, 8 Rockwell
If you've been following Dara on Instagram for a good while, you'll notice that she went anywhere and everywhere in her Balenciaga Triple Ss throughout 2017 to 2018.
Her most used and abused colorway is her black pair with a cream white sole. Although the star also owns two other pairs in pink and a tri-color blue and red.
Converse x JW Anderson Run Star Hike
Converse x JW Anderson Run Star Hike, price unavailable, CONVERSE, converse.com
This sneaker's distinct chunky sole is a definite fave of the petite yet spunky Dara. You'll see her sport the pair in her typical baggy streetwear ensembles but also in more put-together 'fits.
She loves the style so much that she bought the regular Run Star Hike's Spring/Summer 2020 colorways in red and teal.
Nike Air Force 1 “G-Dragon Peaceminusone Para-Noise” sneakers
Air Force 1 “G-Dragon Peaceminusone Para-Noise” sneakers, $462 (around P23,148), NIKE, farfetch.com
Gifted to Dara by BigBang member and friend G-Dragon, there was a period where the sneaker-loving K-pop star posted consecutive OOTDs wearing her custom pair.
The sneaker's adorable daisy detail on its tongue is a sweet accent to its otherwise rugged design. And did you know the paint peels off overtime to reveal the shoes' true leather exterior? Pretty cool, huh!
Vans Old Skool sneaker
Old Skool sneaker in black, P3498, VANS, Shopee
This classic and versatile pair seems like the star's go-to off-duty sneak. But what makes Dara's pairs unique are their custom designs, which she probably commisions.
Our fave must be her camel-colored and green pairs with a Goyard monogram on its cap! So chic!
Adidas Ozweego sneaker
Ozweego sneaker in black and neon green, $110 (around P5511), ADIDAS, asos.com
A style we don't commonly see on the streets, but Dara has a penchant for underrated pairs in unique colorways, her Adidas Ozweego in neon green trim and red stripes must be the coolest addition to her collection.
Also, it must be the perfect sneaker for night time OOTDs since its reflective trims look pretty cool under flash!
Our main takeaway from scrolling through Sandara's many sneaker-driven 'fits? White sneakers aren't a must! The star proves that a black or multicolored pair is just as versatile as solid white lace-up.