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Footwear, Women's shoes

23 Stylish Chunky Sneakers to Sport 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - May 3, 2022

Since the launch of the dad sneaker trend in 2017, chunky sneakers have steadily remained one of the dominant footwear styles on the market. And while it's easy to assume trendsetting shoes like Balenciaga's Triple S sneakers and Alexander McQueen's oversized sneakers are just another fleeting footwear trend, they're still just as popular—and just as cool— today as they were a few seasons ago.

To help you shop and find your next favorite pair of kicks or dad sneakers, we've rounded up the best chunky sneakers available on the market today. Choose from revamped 90s sneakers, time-tested favorites, and fashion-forward silhouettes— all of which are guaranteed to outlast the hype and still look cool for countless seasons to come.

23 Stylish, Fresh, And Funky Chunky Sneakers And Casual Shoes

Nike Air Force 1 Shadow Sneaker

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Nike Air Force 1's are undoubtedly one of the most popular chunky sneakers. The celebrity-approved chunky sneakers provide both all-day comfort and all-day style thanks to chunky soles and a leather upper. Their classic eyelet lace-up tongue and iconic Nike swoosh give them a laid-back feel that never goes out of style. While the versatile silhouette comes in countless colorways, you can't go wrong sticking to the classic all-white colorway.

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Run Star Motion Platform_

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Modern, playful, and futuristic, these Converse Run Star Motion Platforms reflect the energy of city streets. The chunky sneakers feature organic cotton canvas, rubber heel star, and premium Chuck 70 detailing. They are built with a CX foam midsole to bring comfort to the next level. The upper stays true to the original, juxtaposed with future-forward design details for bold self-expression. It contrasts with a bold and exaggerated, wavy platform bottom, and sculptural traction lugs raise you and keep you steady with standout traction.

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Louis Bordo Crystal Embellished High Top Sneaker

Want to bring some glam to your chunky sneakers? These Louis Bordo Crystal Embellished High Top Sneakers give a fashion-forward take on the classic high-top silhouette with glittering crystals you will love. The chunky sneakers feature a lace-up style, Italian-leather top, and lining, and a Louboutin-red logo-debossed inset at the sole adds a flash of color with every step.

This stylish chunk sneaker is selling out fast, so grab it while it's still available!

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By Anine Bing

Dina Sneakers

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These '90-inspired chunky Dina Sneakers designed by Anine Bing are super comfortable and round out their athletic appearance. It is crafted from high-quality 100% cow leather and mesh in subdued shades of light grey, white, and beige. Complete with a thick sole, elevating any off-duty look and featuring an embossed AB monogram at its inner and outer sides. With three color options available, you will find one that fits your style.

Balenciaga Triple S Clear Sole Chunky Sneaker

Ready to replace your beat-up white Chucks? These Balenciaga Triple S Clear Sole Chunky Sneakers offer unique accents that make this sneaker a winner from any angle. It's a transparent super-chunky sole that really steals the show. The sleek chunk sneaker features eggshell white, mesh paneling, front lace-up fastening, and a double pull-tab at the opening. The perfect style for everyday wear, and in addition, they'd look equally as cool paired with business casual clothing when you head back to the office. 

Available in both black and white! And grab a matching pair for your significant other with this pair of men's Balenciaga Triple S!

Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Chunky Sneakers

It's impossible not to love these sleek Crystal-embellished Chunky Sneakers from Miu Miu. Simple, yet the chunky "dad" sneaker features crystal embellishments at the heel that will add a touch of sparkle wherever you go. Crafted from leather upper, fabric lining and rubber sole, these dad sneakers are comfy to wear all day.

Reebok x Cardi B Club Cardi Sneakers

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If you're a fan of limited-edition collabs, you won't want to miss out on these sleek Reebok x Cardi B Club Cardi Sneakers. The triple-white colorway, chain lace detailing, and funky transparent rubber outsole make them instantly stand out from the sea of white sneakers out there today. They're the perfect balance of timeless and fashion-forward— and compared to most big-name sneaker collabs, they're pretty affordable too!

FILA Women's Oakmont Trail Sneaker

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If gorpcore, the latest of many social media-driven fashion trends, isn't already on your radar, it needs to be. After the success of the recent North Face x Gucci collab, hiking-inspired shoes, jackets, and bags are quickly becoming some of the hottest pieces in 2021. But don't worry! You don't have to be outdoorsy to partake in the trend; chunky sneakers like these Oakmont Trail Sneakers from FILA look equally as stylish on the streets as they do on a hike. While the thick midsole, durable traction outsole, and mesh upper make these FILA sneakers incredibly practical, the eye-catching colorway and chunky shape make them equally as fashionable too. Plus, at just $70, the high-quality shoes are budget-friendly too!

Cloudbust Thunder Lug Platform Sneaker

Snag this designer Cloudbust Thunder Lug Platform Sneaker from Prada while it's still available. The unusual three-dimensional effect of the upper created by the injected rubber eyestay element characterizes the Cloudbust Thunder sneakers in technical fabric and rubber with intricate volumes and sawtooth tread.

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T Monogram Good Luck Trainer Sneaker

The Good Luck Trainer is designed for forwarding momentum. A structural wishbone shape - a symbol of luck- brings luck and support to a monogram jacquard woven trainer with smooth suede accents and an exaggerated ergonomic sole. And unlike many trendy sneakers, they're actually designed to stay comfortable with an innovative construction that balances support and softness.

Women's Blondie Platform Sneakers

Looking for a fun chunky sneaker that you can wear to the gym too? The Blondie Platform Sneaker by AGL is the perfect shoe for traveling, walking, or running errands after a workout class. They are fun and stylish that will surely get you a ton of compliments. This Italian, multicolor sneaker is lofted by a chunky sole in a spring hue for some futuristic flare.

Arthur Story Low Top Sneaker

Meet this trendy designer chunky sneaker Arthur Check Runway Sneaker from Burberry. Crafted in Italy with smooth leather and check containing organic cotton. The style is capped with a matte overshoe inspired by rain boots and a cross-detailed tread referencing Burberry's iconic check. This pair of chunky sneakers are fun and stylish and perfect for the summer. With nine colors available, you will find one that fits your personality.

Kurt Geiger London Lettie Leather Rainbow Outsole Sneakers

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Put your best foot forward in these unique Lettie Leather Rainbow outside Sneakers from Kurt Geiger London. While they're the perfect shoes for Pride Month, they're sure to stay equally as cool all year round. The 1.7-inch wedge, bungee lace-up styling, and spring-release clip have the perfect balance of trendy and timeless. And their rainbow-colored rubber outsole gives the plain white leather upper a little something special without sacrificing one bit of versatility.

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Versace Chain Reaction Sneakers

This chic white Versace Chain Reaction Chunky Sneakers from designer Versace is classic and certainly on-trend. Featuring suede and mesh sneakers with logo accents. Characterized by its lightweight silhouette, it takes inspiration from the label's iconic jewelry to create its chain-linked rubber sole – a detail that will please brand loyalists.

Alexander McQueen Oversized Suede Heel and Transparent Sole Sneakers white

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Alexander McQueen's sleek Oversized Sneakers have remained one of the most popular casual shoes since the start of the chunky sneaker trend in 2017, and it doesn't look like they'll be going out of style any time soon. Try these chic Alexander McQueen Oversized Suede Sneakers for a modern take on the now-iconic sneaker. The transparent rubber sole, suede heel cap, classic laces, and stud detailing instantly add style to the otherwise everyday white sneakers.

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Pink Nike Ryz 365 2 Sneakers

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Nike's Ryz 365 2 sneakers are an updated, futuristic take on a classic 90s sneaker silhouette. The sleek, stylized cutouts lighten up the chunky foam sole and bring an airy aesthetic to the shoe. Plus, the DIY lacing lets you customize your shoes by lacing them under the midsole, through the webbing on the side, or around the heel for a unique look. The product comes in four modern colorways: all white, all black, black with white detailing, and chic pale pink with a white sole.

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Trigreca Sneaker

A fresh addition to the fashion house's sneaker line-up, this Trigreca Sneaker from Versace is a statement piece without diverting away from your personal style. It features Barocco printed nylon and leather trim. The flat chunky heels reinforced with a round toe and mesh lining are lightweight sneakers perfect for everyday wear.

Balmain Sneaker B Runner-Rubberized Calf & Mesh

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This white and creamy chunky-soled women's sneaker features a low-top profile and textured mesh. What makes the pair different and stylish? The off-center lacing. If you are looking for a trendy pair this season, check out Balmain sneaker B rummer.

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Diamond Crystal-Embellished Sneakers

This luxury chunky sneaker is a glamorous take on traditional sportswear. With these chunky sneakers, you don't need to wear your highest heels to make a bold entrance. Embellished with crystals, these gold-tone calf leather Diamond sneakers from Jimmy Choo effortlessly combine comfort with style. There's no reason not to sparkle daily.

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Olympia Chunky Sneakers

Michael Kors combines the athletic aesthetic with fresh lift in the Olympia sneakers, featuring a chunky wedge heel. With Michael Kors logo print on the side and at the tongue. Crafted with a combination of fabric and smooth leather panels, this fashion-forward sneaker is elevated by a striking outsole.

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VISION RACER _Jaden Smith Natural__

The Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer “Natural” is a collaboration between the music artist and New Balance on the contemporary sneaker. It combines the elements of two classic New Balance models, the 1700 and X-Racer, into one to form the Vision Racer. A grey, fleece-like construction consists of SPINNEX fiber, recycled polyester, and Spandex. It features speckled detailing on the white synthetic overlays and block-like midsole, breaking up the predominantly neutral look. On the bottom, a chunky, segmented rubber midsole cuts a decidedly modern vibe.

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Danie White Chunky Sneakers

For under $50, this pair of Danie White Chunky Sneakers is budget-friendly and perfect for kicking your feet up in style. These mega-trendy "dad" sneakers are composed of different faux leather patches and have a rounded toe, lace-up vamp, and a pull tab at the back. The chunky rubber sole gives these sneakers a bit of height and adds a '90s vibe! Designed with lightweight in mind, it allows for easy all-day wear.

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By Roberto Cavalli

Panelled Chunky Sneakers

When it comes to chunky white pairs of fashion sneakers, you may want to add these Panelled Chunk Sneakers to your shopping list. The combination of smooth leather, tech nylon, and glossy PVC creates a layering effect, while the ridged rubber sole adds elevation.


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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