“UGLY” SNEAKERS ARE HAVING A MOMENT
ARE HAVING A MOMENT
Bulky with a certain mom-like aesthetic—seemingly unflattering footwear is right on trend. Ever since former Céline designer Phoebe Philo sent models strutting down the catwalk in stylish Birkenstock-like slides, an industry-wide shift was felt and comfort became key. Fast-forward five years later, orthopedic-style soles and chunky silhouettes are all the rage. From Balenciaga’s now iconic ‘Triple S’ sneaker to Reebok x Vetements’ ‘InstaPump Fury’ collaboration, fashionistas can’t seem to get enough of this trend. Truth be told—neither can we. Words by Clara Virieux
Create contrast between your outfit and your footwear with a chic throwback-inspired ensemble and an architecturally intriguing sneaker. While the wide-leg fit of the trousers elongates your silhouette, the chunky platform is a comfortable alternative to heels. Top it all off with a colorful statement handbag to add a touch of character.
When two of the season’s biggest trends collide, the result is eclectic. A sporty sneaker with an elevated platform is the perfect addition to a modern full-denim look. The STYLEBOP.com way to wear it? A cropped pair of jeans puts emphasis on your trendy footwear, while a cropped denim jacket accentuates your waist. Complete your look with a mini It-bag and you’re good to go.
A cream-colored black-accented sneaker with an architectural platform and understated detailing makes it perfect to pair with a chunky off-the-shoulder style. Add complexity and dimension by styling it with a button-down blouse buttoned all the way up, and a slick but vibrantly-colored midi skirt to show off a hint of skin. Subtle, yet seductive.