17 Chunky Sneakers to Put Your Best Foot Forward In

The humble "dad sneaker" is back and better than ever.

Best Chunky Sneakers
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After a heated debate with myself, I've decided I'm 100 percent pro-dad sneakers. Though this chunky shoe trend started a few seasons ago, retailers are fully stocked up on elevated and remixed kicks for the winter 2021/22 season. (Hot tip: Chunky sneakers look especially great when paired with a maxi dress or a snuggle-into-me knit sweater.) This list of trendy sneakers includes options that come in all kinds of colors, from pastel pinks and blues to a few bolder black-and-white options. 

Some brands are even creating edgy, chunky soles that go beyond your regular dad kicks; others are playing with neon laces and other prints. It all goes to show that chunky sneakers aren't going anywhere this season, if at all. If you have yet to find your dad sneaker solemate, I'm here to help. I found a bunch of the best, chunkiest, pairs to shop right now and at every price point imaginable. (And if you need a guide to how to clean sneakers, we've got that too.) Happy shopping! 

Julia Marzovilla
Julia Marzovilla

Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.