5 Slick Sneaker Trends Replacing the "Chunky Dad" — Yep, It's Happening
Afraid that fashion gals are over the whole chunky dad sneaker thing already? Guess what — they might be. But that doesn't mean you'll have to start sacrificing comfort when you step outside. Functional trainers are sticking around, we promise. In fact, we can already pinpoint the five styles that will reign supreme in the new year.
While some of these trends take us back to our childhood days (Velcro, anyone?), the modern hiking boot sneaker feels brand new, combining our love for streetwear with a fresh utilitarian influence that extends to our clothes too. Ahead, read up on the silhouettes and colorways you're about to fall in love with, or jump ahead to the category you already know you want to shop.
Make them stop and stare when you stop traffic at the sign of your flashy shoes in silver, gold, or even rose gold.
The Marc Jacobs Empire Multi Color Sole Sneakers ($225) have a rainbow sole, which takes them to the next level.
Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Crystal Embellished Two Tone Satin Slip On Sneakers
These Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Crystal Embellished Two Tone Satin Slip On Sneakers ($1,325) also double as a holiday party shoe.
Rag & Bone Army Leather Trimmed Metallic Ripstop Sneakers
Work these Rag & Bone Army Leather Trimmed Metallic Ripstop Sneakers ($225) with a pair of mom jeans and a white tee.
Converse Chuck '70 Metallic Hi Sneakers in Silver
How could you go wrong with these classic Converse Chuck '70 Metallic Hi Sneakers in Silver ($80)?
Flatform For Days
How high will you go? Rather than chunky, shapely, wavy soles that elevate, 2019 harks back to the '90s and conjures images of the Spice Girls in their flatform kicks.
Get in on a new collaboration with the Converse x MadeMe One Star Lift Platform Sneakers ($110).
Alice + Olivia x Keith Haring Ezra Flatform Sneaker
How rad is the print on the Alice + Olivia x Keith Haring Ezra Flatform Sneaker ($250)?
adidas Terrex Fast Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boot
Give the trend a sporty update with the adidas Terrex Fast Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boot ($200).
Gucci Flashtreck Metallic Leather and Mesh Sneakers
The Gucci Flashtreck Metallic Leather and Mesh Sneakers ($980) are without a doubt our favorite pair.
Nike Air Max 95 Suede Mesh and Leather Sneakers
How much do we love the Nike Air Max 95 Suede Mesh and Leather Sneakers ($160)? Can you say "obsessed"?
Keds x Ace & Jig Anchor Hope Slip-On Sneaker
Slip into the lovely Keds x Ace & Jig Anchor Hope Slip-On Sneaker ($120).
On Cloudventure Women's Lightweight Trail Running Shoes
When it comes to the On Cloudventure Women's Lightweight Trail Running Shoes ($150), it's not just about speed, it's about style.
Adidas Originals I-5923 Pride Sneakers in Rainbow
These Adidas Originals I-5923 Pride Sneakers in Rainbow ($110) are nothing short of neat.
Stella McCartney Eclypse Faux Suede Leather and Neoprene Sneakers
Turn up the texture with these Stella McCartney Eclypse Faux Suede Leather and Neoprene Sneakers ($343, originally $685).
Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers
The Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers ($410) are some of the most comfortable you'll ever wear.
The balance of a luxury logo like Fendi's "F" with a kid-like detail such as velcro is simply perfect to us. Velcro extends to Nike's sporty kicks though too this season, and it's used most simply as three straps across a simple low-top.
Give your outfit a designer touch with the Fendi Rockoko Logo-Jacquard Stretch Knit and Mesh Slip-On Sneakers ($750).
Nike Air Force 1 Utility Pique Smooth and Textured Leather Sneakers
These Nike Air Force 1 Utility Pique Smooth and Textured Leather Sneakers ($145) might be our favorite of the whole entire bunch.
ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Vitamin Strap Sneakers
Keep it ladylike in the ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Vitamin Strap Sneakers ($40).