The 2019 Version of "Ugly" Sneakers Have Arrived

In 2017, we saw the rise of “dad” sneakers, and last year, chunky sneakers arrived as the latest “ugly” shoe style on the fashion scene. Now that 2019 has arrived, the platform sneaker trend is taking over. A silhouette that was popularized in the ’90s, its resurgence cements this season’s obsession with the decade.

One of the most ubiquitous pairs is the Eytys Angel, a style with a chunky platform sole and a glossy leather finish. More proof that Eytys is very of-the-moment, the brand just launched a collaboration with H&M. Buffalo’s sneakers are also a fixture on the fashion scene. If they look familiar, it’s because they’re the shoes The Spice Girls popularized in the height of their fame.

It doesn’t stop there, though. Go on to shop the platform sneakers the fashion set is embracing.

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