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The Ugly Sneaker -- Also The Dad Shoe or Dad Sneaker

The ugly sneaker or the dad shoe also known as the dad sneaker is a look that started trending last season. It was very popular last season during NY fashion week, Paris fashion week, Milan fashion week and London fashion week. The trend was something you would see at most if not all the runway shows last season.

But what made it even bigger and trendier was that lots of girls were wearing the look during fashion weeks. Then the same ugly sneaker, dad shoe and dad sneaker started popping up all over instagram and youtube and other social media platforms.

Brands like Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton have helped create this trend and also have been instrumental in this trend being very popular. So it might be here for a little while longer. But is it a look that you'd try out. Or is it something you'd wear in your everyday life. Is it even something you'd want to spend a lot of money on. The answer is everybody is different. Everyone has a different style.

But just because something is trending this season or the next doesn't mean you have to run out and spend tons of money and buy into the trend. But if you want to try out the ugly sneaker, dad shoe and dad sneaker look you can probably look in your closet for some old sneakers you have from way back when (circa back in the day) and make it a look. The trend is just a pair of sneakers that look bulky and sort of oversized.

Just because it's a trend that doesn't mean you have to try it out if you don't like it just to be on trend. You can wear whatever works for you. If you love the ugly sneaker, dad shoe and dad sneaker look well then go for it. Since this post is about the trend I thought I'd put together some ugly sneaker, dad shoe and dad sneaker looks to give you an idea of what it looks like. Below are some of ugly sneaker, dad shoe and dad sneaker looks if you want to try the look out. To learn more about each look you can click on the pictures below which will take you to the retailer that sells the look.

Stella McCartney Eclypse low-top contrast-panel trainers $685
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Carla logo-print leather, rubber and suede sneakers $560
Acne Studios Manhattan suede low-top trainers $470
Maison Margiela Retro Fit deconstructed low-top leather trainers $895
Gucci Flashtrek leather-trimmed trainers $980
Valentino Valentino Garavani Bounce leather and mesh sneakers $845
Stella McCartney Eclypse low-top contrast panel trainers $685
IRO Curverunner suede-trimmed leather and mesh sneakers $600
Balenciaga Triple S logo-embroidered leather, nubuck and mesh sneakers $895
Eytys Jet low-top leather trainers $129
Unravel Project Suede sneakers $690

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