Fashion’s love of the chunky sole holds no bounds. With the resurgence of Dr. Martens and the rise of “ugly” sneakers, the clunky silhouette has been making a bid for your wardrobe for seasons. It's still picking up traction with hiking-inspired sneakers and boots—like those seen on the S/S 19 runways at Acne Studios and the like—racking up a top spot in terms of must-have shoe styles of the moment.
So now what? Well, if the above speech hasn’t convinced to give in to the trend yet, maybe what’s next will. After I scrolled through IG recently, it became clear that just about every fashion person owns some iteration of the hiker shoe as an effortless way to give a cool, forward twist to their ensembles. So with that, we’re showcasing 10 It girls wearing the shoe trend to convince you to add it into your rotation. When you’re ready (or want to update your current selection), we shopped out must-try styles as well.
Chunky boots bring an unexpected twist to this 'fit featuring a plaid skirt and purple parka.
While booties would've worked here, these tan clunksters feel even cooler.
White on white is ideal for a streamlined winter effect.
Hiking-inspired sneakers like this pair are all the rage paired with jeans for that off-duty life.
Highlight your clunky boots by tucking your skinnies into them.
Knock off two major trends by wearing a tie-dye top with white boots.
Rather than opting for classic black sneakers this season, try chunky boots with a casual outfit for a very-right-now vibe.
Hey, the beauty of this trend is it's comfortable (and cool) enough for travel.
While most of the silhouettes we see are flat, you can still master the lug-sole trend with heeled boots as well.
Incorporate colorful laces into your black hiking boots to pop against patent pants.