Looking for the newest styles of the Summer? Discover the 2019 trend of dad sneakers and why fashionistas everywhere are loving this style for summer!
Once upon a time, Marilyn Monroe started wearing jeans. She wore them in the movie River of No Return, and Tommy Hilfiger got a hold of the pair valued at $40,000, which he then put up for auction. She also went to the Army Surplus store and bought her own. She was a rebel and boyfriend jeans were born.
Since then boyfriend jeans have been in and out of trend, making their way back to the fashion forefront in the 2000s. Everybody loves their boyfriend jeans, and now they love their dad sneakers, the latest comfy fashion for women.
This year, comfy, big, and practical are all over the runways, red carpets, and streets. Giant, poofy pink gowns graced the red carpet for Oscars 2019, and giant almost-to-the-ground totes jutted around Fashion Week. On the street, you’ll find fashionistas with utilitarian belt bags and giant, ugly-and-cute, practical, comfy daddy sneakers.
But why, you ask?
Oh, there are so many reasons to love them. Keep reading to hear us out, and then run out and get yourself a pair.
1. They’re So Comfortable
They’re sneakers. Need we say more? They have big squishy soles. They have arch support. They’re padded under your tootsies, and most have padded airy uppers. You can stand at that cocktail party for hours and your feet won’t hurt. Same thing if you go dancing or walking.
2. They Go With Everything Else That’s Trending
As mentioned, what’s trending is big, comfortable, and utilitarian so you’re in. Pair dad sneakers with a cute flirty dress for balance but then go for that huge tote and a big string of pearls or other big accessories that fit your style. Put on a small, elegant all-black belt bag, again to balance it out while staying with the practical vibe.
3. The Fun Designs and Colors
You get your typical white, large sneaker with white soles. And then you get that sneaker with all kinds of colors on the soles and heels. And you get all kinds of colors and patterns up top too. Think pink and blue. Think leopard print or zebra stripes.
Some go up right above the ankle. Some have extra-wide soles. Some have bits of satin. Then there’s the futuristic one with the weird strap contraption instead of laces. Some have uppers that resemble a watercolor painting, while others have pop art on their heels like top-of-the-line Balenciaga sneakers.
4. They Can Be Elegant Too
Grab a pair of all-black Dad sneaks and pair them with a smart all-black ensemble. Think dress slacks and sheer black blouse with a cute black camisole. The feminine top balances out the thick soles nicely.
5. They Look Cute With Socks and Fun Socks Are In
Stripes and polka dots are making the rounds on socks this season. We’ve seen them under cuffed jeans, including the boyfriend variety. And we’ve seen them with slides. Of course, we love our Dad sneaker trend look with socks. Think dots or stripes with plain white chunky sneakers. And white or solid colors with designed-upper sneaks. Pair that with a flirty dress and you’re lookin’ sharp.
6. They Look Good in That Ugly UGG Boots Way
All right, some of us have to admit we think even the best chunky sneakers are ugly. But so are UGG boots. Be real. And then that weird fashion magic happens and that ugly pair of sneaks start to look oh so cute with those hot pink socks and overalls or summer dress.
7. You Don’t Have to Switch Footwear
Do you live in the city? Do you walk to work and carry your heels so you can put them on when you get there and still be in style? That’s not necessary now if you can dress semi-casual at work. These puppies are stylish and comfy, and they fare well on the subway.
Grab Some Dad Sneakers For You
Yes, we love dad sneakers and you will too. Starting to come around? Like any of these style ideas? Grab a pair of Dad sneaks and give it a whirl. Mix and match, have fun, and enjoy the comfort.
While you’re at it and you’re stylin’ in the comfy footwear department, take a peek at these chic travel destinations. Yes, you can travel and be comfy and on-trend all at once. No sore travel feet with Dad sneaks.