These Cheap Chunky Sneakers Are Celebrity Trendsetter Approved

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH NEWS

 

Fashion trends never cease to surprise and delight me. And, the trend of wearing chunky dad sneakers is no exception. The idea of sporting sneakers- once reserved for manually mowing lawns - with chic dresses and suits is the ultimate style mind-fuckery. 

Dads deserve all the credit for the chunky sneakers trend. There are likely several pairs of them in their closets right now, covered in grass stains. But, there are a handful of celebrity trendsetters like Emily Ratajkowski and Gigi Hadid that were ahead of the game and gave us the confidence to wear them stylishly and proudly. 

We'll never know what drove them to adopt this trend - if you can even call it one. Are chunky sneakers really a trend or did we just catch celebs out of their element enough times on camera? Were chunky sneakers pure convenience? Have celebs just been wearing chunky sneakers all along and opportunistically swapping in stilettos before events? In my heart, I believe it's the last one. Despite the trend's origins, I appreciate that I can now wear comfy-massive sneakers that add several inches to my height and make my feet look tiny.

While FILA launched the affordable chunky sneaker design trend, it now seems every brand and designer has their version of the shoe. There are endless options now from super affordable to high-end. But, for some, justifying spending several hundreds of dollars on shoes that look like ones lost in the back of a closet is out of the question. Rihanna may wear $850 Balenciaga Triple S Trainers, but you can get the look for less - way less. So, we sought out to find the cutest chunky sneakers you can buy that don't break the bank - or your feet. 


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY

 

Hailey Bieber was spotted out on foot in chunky white sneakers. The shoes blended perfectly with her otherwise casual outfit of a long camel cocoon coat, black hoodie, and black beanie cap.

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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

FILA Ray Tracer Chunky Sneaker

$75 at time of publication

Urban Outfitters keeps a fresh collection of cheap chunky sneakers. Copy the look with these FILA cheap chunky sneakers at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH IMAGES

 

Kendall Jenner was seen out in the perfect casual winter outfit wearing a balenciaga coat, mom jeans, and $1,000 Yeezy Boost Wave Runner 700 sneakers.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NASTY GAL

 

Just A Dash of Color Block Chunky Sneaker

$28 at time of publication

It's likely that Kendall got a steep family discount so, instead of shelling out a grand, we found this pair of colorful cheap chunky sneakers at nastygal.com for you.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY John Sheene/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock

 

Gigi Hadid was one of the foremost celebs to don the chunky sneaker shoe trend and she did so this time wearing Addict Grey $280 chunky sneakers. Gigi styled them with an uber-chic oversized linen blazer and matching shorts for the ultimate lightweight summer outfit.

 
 

White Clear Panel Chunky Sneakers

$47 at time of publication

You can style cheaper chunky sneakers similarly by grabbing these clear panel chunky trainers from missguidedus.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Cancun Chunky Sneakers

$60 at time of publication

With everyone jumping on the white dad shoe bandwagon, you can take part in the trend by opting for a powerful color like these oxblood Cancun dad shoes at topshop to stand out.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY IMAGES

 

Emily Ratajkowski spotted out and about wearing chunky sneakers with a black crop top, denim jeans, and a khaki suit jacket.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Cali White Chunky Sneakers

$60 at time of publication

Get the look for less with these cheap Cali white chunky sneakers at topshop.com.


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Hailey Bieber was captured out in New York City wearing a simple yet chic white mini dress and Maison Margiela platform chunky sneaker outfit.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NASTY GAL

Mesh Contrast Chunky Trainer

$24 at time of publication

Maison Margiela chunky sneakers go for $895 a pair, so instead, we found this pair of platform chunky sneakers at topshop.com - but in pink for more fun.


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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Cairo Chunky Sneakers

$75 at time of publication

Instead of white platform dad shoes, go for a unique pair of pink patent leather at topshop.com. Style them with a cute crop top and your favorite pair of jeans.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY IMAGES

 

Kendall Jenner was spotted out at Penn Station wearing a black asymmetrical blazer, black mock neck shirt, vintage-inspired jeans, and chunky white sneakers.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Cherry Pink Chunky Sneakers

$65 at time of publication

Copy Kendall's look with a pair of cherry pink cheap chunky sneakers at topshop.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH IMAGES

 

Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to street style, trendsetting, or, in this case, white chunky sneakers. Seen here stepping out in New York City wearing a pinstripe navy blue dress, Emily opted for dad sneakers rather than heels.

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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

FILA Provenance Chunky Sneaker

$80 at time of publication

Get a similar look, for cheaper, with these off-white chunky FILA sneakers at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO COURTESY SPLASH IMAGES

 

While the fashion world was going nuts over Emily Ratajkowski's coca-cola cropped top, we were admiring just how versatile white chunky sneakers can be. Whether worn with a dressy mini dress or denim shorts they still look the part.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Celine Transparent Chunky Sneaker

$75 at time of publication

Grab these cheap chunky sneakers at topshop.com to get the look.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH NEWS

 

Kim Kardashian West has a regular topic of weird fashion ever since she started letting hubby Kanye West pick out her wardrobe. However, this time around she paired her chunky sneakers with a sporty outfit and it just works. Kim’s outfit consisted of a sporty grey crop top, silver biker shorts, grey women's bomber jacket, and thick crew socks. Nothing to see here folks!

 
 

Pink Chunky Sole Sneakers

$59 at time of publication

Step outside of the box with a pair of pink chunky sneakers for much cheaper at missguidedus.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY @KYLIEJENNER INSTAGRAM

 

Kylie Jenner was unwilling to sit out the white chunky sneaker trend, choosing instead to team a pair of chunky dad sneakers with a pinstripe form-fitting cream suit.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NASTY GAL

 

If You Wanna Be My Lover Chunky Sneaker

$28 at time of publication

You won't find more affordable options than these Spice Girls inspired cheap chunky sneakers at nastygal.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH NEWS

 

Emily Ratajkowski providing more street style inspiration, but this time wearing a sporty summer outfit with green Yeezy's.

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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

FILA Disruptor 2 Neon Chunky Sneaker

$65 at time of publication

No need just drop all of that cash on a pair of Yeezy's when you can find cheap chunky sneakers in a wide variety of colors. Take these neon orange FILA Disruptor 2s at urbanoutfitters.com as proof.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY MISSGUIDED

 

White Chunky Sneakers

$59 at time of publication

Opt for this pair of classic white dad shoes at missguidedus.com for a fraction of the price of similar designer shoes.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NASTY GAL

 

Off to a Running Start Chunky Sneakers

$28 at time of publication

These chunky dad shoes at nastygal.com are a bit more low-key if your style tastes don't totally vibe with a platform style.


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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

FILA Disruptor 2 Chunky Sneaker

$60 at time of publication

The FILA Disruptor 2 sneakers are twenty-two years old but they've just reached peak popularity. This is why I love fashion. You can grab 'em at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY BACKGRID

 

At JFK airport, photogs caught Rihanna's comfy airport attire. Her full sweatsuit outfit was laid back yet "all-party" below the ankle. Rihanna's chunky sneakers were none other than Balenciaga's Triple S Trainers which she paired with coordinating neon green socks for an extra pop of color.

 
 

Camel Chunky Sole Sneakers

$59 at time of publication

These dad shoes at missguidedus.com may be affordable, but they look especially rich thanks to their deep camel tone.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Gigi Hadid - chunky sneaker super fan - was spotted out again, this time wearing a platform style with a Fendi t-shirt and classic jeans.

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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

FILA Uproot Chunky Sneaker

$75 at time of publication

If you're digging FILA's Disruptor 2 renaissance, you might like their uproot chunky shoe as well. These cheap chunky sneakers are available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH NEWS

 

Emily Ratajkowski is all-in when it comes to chunky shoes. She was spotted out on this occasion wearing khaki-colored high-top chunky sneakers.

 
 

Nude Faux Suede Chunky Sneakers

$59 at time of publication

These nude faux suede dad shoes at missguidedus.com are much more affordable.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH NEWS

 

We couldn't get enough of Emily Ratajkowski's seriously cute fall-transitional outfit, so here it is again.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY MISSGUIDED

 

White Chunky Sole Sneakers

$59 at time of publication

Grab a pair of affordable classic white chunky sneakers from missguidedus.com to copy Emily’s outfit.

Feel Good(s), StyleTarisha Clark