Balenciaga, Shmalenciaga — Gigi Hadid's Dad Sneakers Are Capital "A" Affordable

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Don't get us wrong — the dad sneaker trend would not be as prominent without the designers who are championing it. Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney have all released some of our favorite iterations of the chunky kick that's pretty much everywhere. Gigi Hadid might own her fair share of higher priced pairs, but the ones she just debuted in NYC — the new Ash Addicts ($306) — are at least more affordable than the luxury brands.

Gigi coordinated the pastel stunners with some matching colorblock athleisure, a denim jacket, and tiny retro sunglasses called the Alain Mikli Edwidge ($455). Getting around on two feet was obviously quick and comfortable for the supermodel — and the soles of her shoes still lent her a bit of height too. In the name of shopping under $500 for dad sneakers, allow Gigi to inspire you, then browse our picks that fall into that range.