It feels like it wasn't so long ago that we all sported our Stan Smiths religiously. The same with Nike's Air Huarache. In 2018, though, we've seen the rise of a new set of sneaker trends, but brace yourself—they're not all for the faint of heart. As the "ugly" trend permeates the fashion world, we've mostly moved away from minimalist sneakers. No, this year, the chunkier (and funkier) the better.
But what exactly can we expect the fashion crowd to gravitate toward in the months ahead? Below, we've nailed down four styles to keep an eye out for. We promise there's something for the streamlined dressers out there, just trust us, but there's plenty for those who want to stand out too. Bottom line: Your feet will be very comfortable (and stylish) in the year ahead. It's a win-win. So if you're ready to dive into your next purchase of the season, see and shop the trends below.
If you haven't jumped on the dad sneaker trend just yet, there's no time like the present. While we first saw it become a full-blown sensation last year, the trend isn't slowing down anytime soon. In fact, we're seeing more brands adopt chunky soles and sporty details.
Available in sizes 4 UK to 7 UK.
Available in sizes 35 to 41.
Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT.
While the runways have been full of bold-hued clothing, for sneakers, we're seeing neutral-hued styles grow in popularity. Creams, tans, and camels offer a subtle alternative to the classic clean white style.
Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Available in sizes 34 IT to 42 IT.
Available in sizes 35 to 40.
Where could we go after the all-popular running shoe–inspired dad styles? Things are getting even sportier in 2018, with a number of brands releasing chunky styles that resemble hiking and combat boots. These just could be the best of both worlds.
Available in sizes 6 to 12.
Available in sizes 8 to 11.5.
Available in sizes 6 to 10.
Those born in the '80s and '90s may have seen plenty of familiar footwear on the feet of their favorite trendsetters during fashion week. That's because retro-inspired styles are back in a major way.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.
Available in sizes 5 to 10.
See? We told you: Comfort is trendy in 2018.