The 17 Best Chunky Sneakers to Put Your Best Foot Forward In

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

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After a heated debate with myself, I've decided I'm 100 percent pro-dad sneakers. Though the chunky shoe trend kicked off (get it?) a few seasons ago, retailers are fully stocked up on elevated and remixed kicks for 2022. (Hot tip: Chunky sneakers look especially great when paired with a maxi dress or a snuggle-into-me knit sweater.) Our list of trendy sneakers includes options that come in all kinds of colors, from plain white and pastel pinks and blues to a few bolder colorways.

Some brands are 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 chunky 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 white sneakers after you invest, 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.