If you took a peak into my shoe closet, you would find a few Margiela booties, Balenciaga pumps, platform Dr. Martens boots, etc. Discovering I now own a pair of the suddenly popular “dad sneakers” would definitely come as a surprise. I first turned my nose up at the idea of wearing bulky trainers as a trend. Comfort never crossed my mind, since I sprint in heels, but I did have my eyes on the Balenciaga Triple S sneakers. The chunky silhouette of these triple sole trainers had me reminiscent of my high school days (think: JNCO jeans, Soap skater sneakers, and metal beaded chokers).
But dropping almost a grand on sneakers didn’t feel right, so I opted for a less expensive alternative to my dream shoe. The thick foam sole on my new neutral Nike M2K sneakers give off just the right “dad vibe”. They even make my hero item of the fall, this menswear-inspired coat (similar), look cool. Have you pulled the trigger, or skipping the trend all together? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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Photographed by Xin Wang