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12 Pairs That Best Define The Chunky Sneaker Trend
Yes, these are considered fashionable by many
by Benjie Gana | Feb 18, 2018
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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.

EARLY 2000s

Air Monarch

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Considered by many to be the OG chunky sneaker. No wonder it's one of Nike's best selling shoes. Ever.

New Balance 990

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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.

Skechers D-Lite

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The go-to chunky sneaker for non-sneakerheads. It’s not just you. Skechers sales are soaring worldwide right now.

Fila Disruptor II

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Want something else aside from the usual brands? The Fila Disruptor II has been making waves in the streetwear community and rightly so.

Osiris D3

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For the hardcore skaters, the Osiris D3 shoe is synonymous to chunky sneakers. This was built to be shredded without care.

Airmax 90

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A classic sneaker. You can never go wrong with rocking a pair of Airmax 90, especially the Infrared CW.



Raf Simons Ozweego

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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

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The peak of the 2017 chunky sneaker trend. No doubt the favorite of (loaded) streetwear connoisseurs worldwide.

Gucci Rhyton

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“Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang. Gucci Gang.” Also, probably available all over the Greenhills tiangge by now.

Yeezy Wave Runner 700

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Even Kanye West has hopped on the chunky sneaker train. But just like the Boosts, good luck scoring a pair.

Our Legacy Mono Runner

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A cult classic. May not be a known commodity, but it screams luxury without all the pizzazz.

Zara Sneakers with Thick Soles

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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!

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