Chunky trainers – the best new buys

Up until recently, it was all about the streamlined elegance of Adidas’ Stan Smith but, skip to 2018 the chunky trainers trend is sweeping through the fashion pack. It all started with Balenciaga’s Triple S – a big hit for the brand and one of the most popular luxury sneakers of the last year.

The best chunky trainers to buy right now

1. Stradivarius Multi Colour Chunky Trainer | 2. New Look Limited Edition Mesh Panel Chunky Trainers | 3. Adidas Originals Falcon Sneakers | 4. New Look Limited Edition Colour | Block Chunky Trainers | 5. Steve Madden Zela Chunky Trainers | 6. Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers | 7. Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers | 8. Stella McCartney Eclypse Sneakers | 9. New Look Limited Edition Colour-Block Chunky Trainers |

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, this style of trainer was worn exclusively by dads (cue the ‘ugly’ dad trainer name) and, as such, became the epitome of uncool.

They now offer a fresh new change from the popular minimalism that prevailed before. Because they look rather different from the slim, elegant styles we’re used to wearing, the opinions on the chunky trainer might be a little divisive.

Shop the post Baukjen Boyfriend Jeans |Gestuz Cadence V-Neck Jumper|Quiz Blush Pink Lace Up Chunky Trainer |Charles & Keith Bucket Bag (old, similar here) | Monica Vinader Nura  Friendship Bracelet |Olivia Burton Big Square Dial Rose Gold Mesh Watch |

Whilst we all know that we can always rely upon Quiz for affordable party dresses, I found it an unexpectant place to shop for trainers. I got mine in a beautiful blush pink shade, but you’ll be pleased to hear they’re also available in white, rose gold and iridescent.

They’re incredibly comfy and perfect for when you’re rushing between meetings over a busy week, heading to the gym or enjoying an off-duty Sunday. Consider your footwear sorted!

I’m two weeks away from my third trimester and I’m really happy that I can still get away with wearing non-maternity jeans – I sized up for these Baukjen boyfriend jeans and I’m secretly hoping to fit right back into these after giving birth because they’re the most versatile and comfortable jeans I own.

So, would you wear the new ‘Dad’ trainers or would you give this trend a miss? 

Chunky trainers - the best new buys (Launeden)

Chunky trainers - the best new buys (Launeden)

Chunky trainers - the best new buys

Chunky trainers - the best new buys (Launeden)