With white sneaker trend cooling down a bit, there has been a new one picking up steam and it is bulky sneakers similar to the ones your dad used to have back in ‘90s. From stars like Laura Harrier to supermodels like Kendall Jenner or Kaia Gerber, the celebrities have been rocking this new normcore favorite frequently on the red carpet or sidewalk. Bella Hadid is the latest one to follow suit and sported dad sneakers today in Paris in a bold style of plaid blazer, black stockings with sporty socks and a black sheer top.
It may look like a wardrobe malfunction for Bella Hadid. But dad sneaker trend is undeniably popular. Exactly opposite of sleek, feminine or modern minimalist, in its bulky silhouette and bold color patterns, dad sneakers replaced ugly sandals and emerged as one of the most desired casual shoe styles. On the feet of style’s leading innovators, they feel remarkably cool despite of the unpolished unflattering details. Both of ’80s power suit and ’90s edgy grungy resurfaced on dad sneakers with irresistible rebellious charming vibe.
Dad sneakers are actually quite versatile when it comes to daily styles. You can dress them up with feminine outfit like mini-skirts or silky dresses for a quirky twist. Or go for menswear inspired ensemble including blazer or oversize shirt to enhance the gender free looks. Bold color blocks like bright red or pink can take the focus away from the nerdy footwear to provide a well-balanced polished fashionable style. Scroll down to check out some of the best street styles with dad sneakers for your inspiration: