There’s a new sneaker trend dominating the scene this season — and it would make our fathers proud.
The kind of running shoes suburban dads wore in the Nineties — garish in color and chunky in the soles — were predominant last season at Balenciaga, and this season they continued making the rounds, showing up at Dior Homme’s spring show in flashes of black and red leather or fluorescent yellow with white accents.
For some time, fashion sneaker mavens have been championing the idea that ugly is cool, especially Raf Simons, with his ongoing collaboration with Adidas Originals on styles such as the Ozweego.
Now “dad sneakers” are now officially a fashion favorite. Despite their otherwise “ugly” character traits, they have a strange ability to make whatever you’re wearing look infinitely cooler.