Are chunky trainers still in style in 2021?

Are chunky trainers still in fashion this year?
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Chunky sneakers have been popular for years, with Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers starting off the trend way back in 2017 and countless high street brands following suit – but are they still on trend in 2021?

At Wear Next, we encourage our readers to wear makes them feel comfortable and confident, regardless of what’s on trend – but for those who are considering investing in a pair of chunky trainers or simply want to know more about the shoe trends of the summer, we’re here to help.

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Are chunky trainers still in style in 2021?

The chunky trainer you’ve come to know is taking a backseat in 2021, with more pared-back sports luxe styles having their moment.

Net-A-Porter report that sporty and retro sneakers will be the most popular styles this year, citing Adidas, Veja and Loewe’s latest designs as those to look to this season.

You’ll be glad to know that chunky soles are still in, this time as more of a flatform.

Are chunky shoes still in style in 2021?

Chunky boots, loafers and dad sandals are still very much in style in 2021.

It’s hard to look at street style without spotting a pair of Bottega Veneta’s BV Tire Boots, and as discussed in our spring summer 2021 sandal report, flatforms will be huge this summer too. Chunky loafers are trending too, thanks to Prada’s brushed pair.

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Where to buy this season’s trainers

Looking to invest in some stylish sneakers this summer? Look no further than these chic styles available to buy now.

adidas Originals + NET-A-PORTER Stan Smith vegan leather sneakers

Stan Smith trainers, £125, adidas Originals at Net-A-Porter – buy now

Organic cotton sneakers - Medium plane

Organic Cotton Sneakers, £34.99, Mango – buy now

Veja Campo arket

Campo Trainers, £115, Veja at Arket – buy now


Contrast Trainers, now £25.99, Zara – buy now

Veja Campo Chromefree White Leather Women Sneaker, Size UK:

Campo Chromefree White Leather Sneakers, £115, Veja at & Other Stories – buy now

New Balance 237 Multicoloured Trainers in green, blue, yellow and red.

237 Multicoloured Trainers, £80, New Balance at Urban Outfitters – buy now

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