Are Dad Shoes the Next Big Sneaker Obsession?

If you've lately been feeling like we're due for a new sneaker trend, you're not alone. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, arguably the biggest trendsetting celebrities on the planet right now, both recently endorsed a surprising style—dad sneakers. Before you write it off, hear us out.

The clunky white, vaguely orthopedic-inspired sneakers that you'd typically associate with dad types feel fresh and unexpected among the sea of vintage styles that everyone has been wearing for the past couple of years. While Kendall decided to go full-blown dad with her outfit and Nike sneakers, Gigi Hadid opted to pair her Reeboks with more youthful pieces, like her favorite destroyed jeans. And just like that, the start of a new, versatile sneaker trend is clearly on the horizon.

Dad shoes are in keeping with the "ugly" shoe phenomenon that's happening, and given the KenGi endorsement, it could only be a matter of time before these comfortable shoes are on every fashion girl's feet.

Keep scrolling to see how Gigi and Kendall styled their dad sneakers and to shop a few options for yourself.

Gigi Hadid wearing dad sneakers.



On Gigi Hadid: Ray-Ban Round-Frame Sunglasses ($165); Jonathan Simkhai Braided Pearl Jacket ($8950); Re/Done | Hanes The Muscle Tee ($78); Reebok Classic Sneakers ($75).

Kendall Jenner wearing dad sneakers.


Splash News 

On Kendall Jenner: Elizabeth and James McKinley Sunglasses ($185); Vetements Oversized Sweatshirt ($750); Nike Air Max Sneakers ($140).

Tell us your opinion of the dad sneaker trend that's on the horizon in the comments below! 

Related Stories