The dad sneaker is a chunky sneaker known as The “ugly sneaker”. You know, Like the ones dads wore back in the 80’s and 90’s. The Iconic dad shoe has gone from “Ugly” to “Cool” in 2018. The Dad Sneaker or Ugly sneaker trend has made a come back and has become very popular with many celebrities like, Rita Ora, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, the Hadid sisters, among many others. Which I believe has added to the popularity of the this very popular new trend. Many Luxury, fashion , and sports brands are selling the chunky silhouette shoe in many shapes and color variations. From Balenciaga, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton to Puma, Adidas, Steve madden, and Fila. Each brand has their own unique differences, in sole size, colors and price. The price tag on the luxury brands are more then someones weekly pay but that hasn’t stop sneaker heads, fashionistas and many others from making this large purchase. Regardless of the price the dad shoe has made a come back as now “the cool sneaker” to have.
One of the most popular versions are the Balenciaga Tripple S sneaker. It’s a revamped version of the dad sneaker far from glamourus but definitely a statement piece. The Balenciaga triple S gets its name for it’s triple-stacked sole. It’s bulky and exaggerated in size to say the least and it’s price tag is just as chunky. With a price tag of $895 this shoes has to be something you really want and love. Some may think of it as an investment purchase as most popular sizes have sold out.
Dad Sneaker Splurge
I love most of the designer dad sneakers but, I didn’t want to make this large purchase just yet. Not before trying out the trend first . To see if this trend was for me or not, what I’ve done is purchase a great Tripple S dupe. I purchased The Steve Madden Memory Platform dad sneaker for $99 at Nordstrom. This dad sneaker is much more affordable and is not as exaggerated in size, which was something I was looking for. I didn’t only not want to spend a whole lot but I also dint want them to look huge on my feet. So for those of you who are concern with having your feet look larger then they are these are the ones for you. Your feet will still look cute while still sporting the chunky trend. The sole is bigger then your regular trainer ( but who doesn’t want to look taller? I know I do haha! ) so the extra added inches on the sole were a plus for me. The sneaker itself is not as big as the stripe s. So If you’re like me and want a nice dupe that is more budget friendly and you won’t look like big foot lol this is the one to get. Thank you so much for reading. Please feel free to leave me a comment below. Hope to see you here again soon.