Our Editors on the 3 Sneaker Styles That Are Officially Over

The topic of sneakers recently came up at the Who What Wear offices, and it turns out our editors have many opinions on them. When it came to the topic of the wardrobe staple, our editors shared their thoughts about the styles that look dated and the ones they suggest adding to anyone’s closet.

When I asked Who What Wear’s managing editor, Michelle Scanga, about the styles she’s not seeing anymore, she explained: “I haven't seen many flatform/platform sneakers lately.” On the other hand, she noted one style she’s seeing more and more: “Brands are leaning more toward an updated dad sneaker with chunky soles.”

Assistant Editor Anna LaPlaca echoed Scanga’s thoughts on dad sneakers, but instead of flatforms has another style she’s cutting out: “The one sneaker trend that doesn’t translate from a workout look to street style is, in my opinion, straight running shoes. Either opt for a sleek flat-soled pair or go full-on clunky dad sneakers—skip the in-between look.”