Are chunky trainers still in style in 2021?

Are chunky trainers still in fashion this year?
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Chunky trainers have been a popular shoe for years, with Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers starting off the trend way back in 2017 – but is the style still on trend in 2021?

For those who are considering investing in a pair of chunky sneakers or simply wanting to know more about the shoe trends of the summer, this one’s for you.

At Wear Next, we encourage our readers to embrace the trends that work for them – but don’t feel disheartened if something you love is now ‘out of style’. The most important thing is to dress for confidence and joy, regardless of what’s ‘in‘.

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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 at the forefront.

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.

However chunky soles are still in, this time as more of a flatform.

Are chunky shoes still in style in 2021?

Chunky boots 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, flatform sandals will be huge this summer.

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Where to buy this season’s trainers

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


Contrast Trainers, £39.99, Zara – buy now

ASICS Unisex's Mexico 66 Fitness Shoes

Mexico 66 Sneakers, from £67, ASICS at Amazon – buy now

adidas Originals + Wales Bonner SL 72 shell, leather and suede sneakers

SL 72 Sneakers, £130, adidas Original x Wales Bonner at Net-A-Porter – buy now

Veja Campo Chromefree White Leather Women Sneaker, Size UK:

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

urban outfitters

New Balance 327 Purple & Orange Trainers

327 Purple & Orange Trainers, £80, New Balance at Urban Outfitters – buy now

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