They have a chunky look which is nothing like what I would be into. I Never thought I would say this, but I’m feeling this trend. I have been trying to find out when this trend started, unfortunately, no luck, because while searching online, I found that there are different dates and timelines as to when this actually became a thing. What we do know is that people have been rocking this since like forever, back then though, no one would want to be caught wearing one of these (were you one of those people, because I was surely one).? Migos, Asap Rocky and Kanye have been frequently spotted wearing dad sneakers, setting a trend that will stay strong for the whole 2018.
Oddly, what I found out about these “ugly sneakers,” also called “dad sneakers,” they don’t just look bulky because that’s the trend- these brands have actually done studies on its performances when rocking these ugly joints- yes they really do.
Often times these sneakers have double or triple soles, sounds familiar (see Balenciaga Triple S)? These extra soles give you the perk of looking a little taller, can’t be mad at that, and it helps walking smoothly without affecting too much of the back or the legs.
“The dad sneakers for 2018 take us back to about 20 years ago when trainers had a cartoon-like design that imitated the look of video-games characters.” Vogue Magazine
I am not able to remember the exact video games I was playing (only remember Mario Kart & Golden Eye; after a google search for video games in the late 90s, I was only able to find two that I feel was rocking the dad sneakers (Sonic The Hedgehog & Crash Bandicoot). Comment below and tell me what you think.
I must admit it took a little time for me to see the statement that these shoes really give off, they are an acquired taste and definitely not for everyone. It is expected that these “statement pieces” will become more prominent over the next year. Comment below your Fave!