It’s no secret that chunky sneakers owe a lot to the monstrous pairs of yesteryears—some that you might even have owned yourself! Here’s a look to see how far (and chunky) we’ve come. And if you want to cop, we’ve got a tip for the most accessible pair you can score at the end.
Considered by many to be the OG chunky sneaker. No wonder it's one of Nike's best selling shoes. Ever.
New Balance 990
An all-time favorite of daddy's everywhere. If that's too "dad" for you, Stussy recently released an all-white collab of the 990s.
The go-to chunky sneaker for non-sneakerheads. It’s not just you. Skechers sales are soaring worldwide right now.
Fila Disruptor II
Want something else aside from the usual brands? The Fila Disruptor II has been making waves in the streetwear community and rightly so.
For the hardcore skaters, the Osiris D3 shoe is synonymous to chunky sneakers. This was built to be shredded without care.
A classic sneaker. You can never go wrong with rocking a pair of Airmax 90, especially the Infrared CW.
Raf Simons Ozweego
This has made it into a rap song so you know it’s legit: “Don't touch my Rafs, Please don't touch my Rafs.”
Balenciaga Triple S
The peak of the 2017 chunky sneaker trend. No doubt the favorite of (loaded) streetwear connoisseurs worldwide.
“Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang.” Also, probably available all over the Greenhills tiangge by now.
Yeezy Wave Runner 700
Even Kanye West has hopped on the chunky sneaker train. But just like the Boosts, good luck scoring a pair.
Our Legacy Mono Runner
A cult classic. May not be a known commodity, but it screams luxury without all the pizzazz.
Zara Sneakers with Thick Soles
When you want to wear luxury without breaking the bank, Zara's got your back. Chunky sneaker style for only a fraction of the cost: P3,995, fam!