Parental Guidance Recommended
The chunky, clunky ’90s classic proves everything old is new again for Spring ‘19.
All Hail the Dad Shoe. (Or Mom shoe, depending on your preference.) The once-reviled norm-core staple electrified the couture world when Balenciaga’s high-fashion $895 Triple S sneaker marched down the runway last September, and takes from brands like Adidas, Fila and Nike have been a surprise streetwear hit this fall. But the chunky, ’90s-inspired silhouettes are only gathering momentum heading into spring. And the spread of the trend has presented an opportunity for heritage brands to get some of their throwback styles in front of new eyes — and for athletic players outside of the dominant two to play with styles inspired by the large-and-in-charge outsoles, bold colorblocking and straight-from-dad’s closet classic whites, beiges and grays. We’re showing off some of our favorite retro and cleverly retro-inspired looks, perfect for talking a walk on the comfortable side this spring. These styles just go to show, it’s never too late to listen to your parents.