Last Updated on September 13, 2021
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 year, 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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Are chunky sneakers in fashion?
The chunky sneakers have become somewhat of a style staple now for many — whether you’re a sneakerhead or not.
The nostalgic appeal has translated into something classic, so we can definitely say that they’re still in fashion and predict that they will continue to be in years to come no matter how polarising they are.
Where to buy this season’s trainers
Looking to invest in some stylish sneakers? Look no further than these chic styles available to buy now.
Stan Smith trainers, £125, adidas Originals at Net-A-Porter – buy now
Organic Cotton Sneakers, £34.99, Mango – buy now
Campo Trainers, £115, Veja at Arket – buy now
Campo Chromefree White Leather Sneakers, £115, Veja at & Other Stories – buy now
237 Multicoloured Trainers, now £55, New Balance at Urban Outfitters – buy now