In the past year, chunky-soled dad sneakers have taken over the fashion industry by storm, securing their spot as one of the most polarizing, statement-making accessories of late. We’ve put together a selection of key highlights from this category, bringing forth a bevy of options for you to choose from.
Featured styles include the New Balance 990v4, the latest addition to the label’s Made in the USA series dedicated to showcasing American craftsmanship. The sneaker sports a blown rubber outsole, ENCAP® midsole technology and dual density collar foam, restoring the great performance and iconic style of the 990’s 30-year-legacy. Another silhouette worth spotlighting is the ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-Delva, the most recent iteration originating from the long-standing partnership. The iconic shoe boasts an intricate knit and coated textile upper granting the performance low-top sneaker a layered, striped aesthetic, with signature GEL technology and a FLYTEFOAM midsole rounding out the design. For more fashion-forward options, we present the Rombaut Boccaccio M Sneaker with Chain, an HBX exclusive item, featuring a pleather upper and metallic detailings for a sleek, futuristic finish. Finally, finishing off the assemblage are the HAN KJØBENHAVN x PUMA Trailfox Disc Sneakers. Seamlessly merging Scandinavian design simplicity with PUMA’s renowned functionality, the silhouette sports a premium leather and mesh upper, no-lace disc closure system and a rugged, trail-inspired chunky rubber outsole.