Style influencer Lily Montasser wearing Acne Studio Manhattan Dad Sneakers

Dad Sneakers: The Brands Nailing the Trend

These street-style looks show how to effortlessly pull off the "Dad Sneakers" trend.

The “Dad Sneakers” trend, otherwise known as Chunky or Ugly sneakers shows no sign of abating in 2020.

Spearheaded by Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga, brands like Louis Vuitton and Acne Studios are nailing the trend and releasing their modern take of the trend for the Summer season. Read on for street-style outfit ideas to help you style these hot Dad Sneakers.

Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker

Possibly the hottest, and often sold-out, item on this list, the Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker.

The heavy behemoth of a sneaker, featuring no less than three layers of sole, exploded onto the Fall 2017 runway.

With a hefty price tag, you can be assured it is a quality item, made with a combination of calfskin, lambskin, and mesh. 

You can only imagine the long list of celebs spotted in these shoes, like model Bella Hadid, style influencer Chiara Ferragni, and Rihanna.

Balenciaga Triple S Dad sneakers

BALENCIAGA
Triple S Sneaker
$975.00

Nike x Travis Scott Low-Top Sneaker

Spotted on Emily Ratajkowski, these 90s inspired Cactus Trails by Nike x Travis Scott have all the details like the yellow painted base layer which is distinctly rough with a hand-painted feel to it.

These Dad Sneakers are retro, cool and like the Balenciaga ones are unfortunately often sold out too.

Nike x Travis Scott Cactus Trail sneakers

NIKE
Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270
$270.00

Acne Studios Manhattan Sneakers

Acne Studios have nailed their Dad sneakers. The carefully considered design has just the right amount of subtlety while still fervently embracing the Ugly sneaker trend. These are the perfect choice for those not wanting to be too “out there” with the trend.

Available in two colorways, these sneakers are made from calfskin in Italy. I’d say they look pretty perfect with a loose-fitting summer dress, don’t you?

Acne Studio Manhattan Sneakers in black and white

ACNE STUDIOS
Manhattan Sneakers
$300.00

Fila Disruptor 2 Sneaker

The Fila Disruptor 2 is the most mainstream Dad sneaker on this list, and at a great price point you can’t go wrong with these.

Released way back in 1996 when Fila was Italian-owned, the Disruptor quietly sat in the background waiting for the trend to hit, then Boom! it hit peak popularity in 2018. 

The sneaker has been lauded for getting the now South Korean-owned Fila back on the map as a ‘cool brand’, and boosting the company’s sales by 60%!

Fila Disruptor 2 sneaker in white

FILA
Disruptor 2 Premium Mono Sneaker
$65.00

LV Archlight Sneaker

These LV Archlight sneakers are out of this world. Debuting at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show, the futuristic Dad sneaker is as popular as ever with the design now translated into a boot and sandal. 

Available in a huge number of colorways, everyone from Hailey Baldwin to style influencer Caroline Daur has worn these.  

LV Louis Vuitton Archlight sneaker in traditional colorway

LOUIS VUITTON
LV Archlight Sneaker
$1,150.00

Ash ADDICT Sneaker

Cult label ASH, perhaps the lesser-known shoe brand on this list, is loved by a long list of celebrities.

Its ADDICT sneaker is a bestseller and has been spotted time and time again on Gigi Hadid. Check out ASH’s press page for the scoop. 

You’ll be sure to find the perfect colorway from their huge range of options to match your wardrobe.

Ash ADDICT Dad sneaker in red and white

ASH
ADDICT Sneakers
$282.00

Chloe Sonnie Sneakers

Chloé’s low top sneakers are certainly a unique take on the Dad sneaker brand.

Far more sleek and classic in style compared to the other brands, no doubt owing to the brand’s sophisticated French roots. 

The Sonnie has a hidden elastic panel making them easy to slip on and off. You’ll love the four beautiful, and far from ordinary, colorways available for the Sonnie. 

Chloe Sonnie Low Top Sneakers in red and green

CHLOÈ
Sonnie Sneakers
$620.00

SHOP THESE DAD SNEAKERS

BALENCIAGA
Triple S Sneaker
$975.00

NIKE
Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270
$270.00

ACNE STUDIOS
Manhattan Sneakers
$300.00

FILA
Disruptor 2 Premium Mono Sneaker
$65.00

LOUIS VUITTON
LV Archlight Sneaker
$1,150.00

ASH
ADDICT Sneakers
$282.00

CHLOÈ
Sonnie Sneakers
$620.00

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