25 Chunky Sneakers So You Can Put Your Best Foot Forward

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

A collage of the best chunky sneakers
(Image credit: Design by Morgan McMullen)

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 spring/summer 2021. (Hot tip: They look especially great when paired with a maxi dress or a snuggle-into-me knit sweater.) These trendy sneakers come in all colors, from Easter pinks and blues to leopard printed options. 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 dad sneaker solemate, I'm here to help. I found 25 of the best pairs to shop right now and at every price point imaginable. Happy shopping!

Julia Marzovilla
Julia Marzovilla

Julia Marzovilla is a New York City-based writer covering all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, 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.