Leave it to Kendall Jenner to turn what was once an ultra-lame concept into something (sort of) chic: We’re talking about dad sneakers. The model was photographed at LAX sporting a pair of chunky kicks that have us flashing back to the good old days of face-palming as we watched our fathers present themselves in a pair of dingy New Balances and worn-out cargo shorts (it’s a package deal) — and quite honestly, we’re into it.
But first, we must disclaim: We can’t give Jenner all the credit for this #dadsneakers trend (try that Twitter hashtag; it’s real). For that, we’re looking to Balenciaga’s Fall 2017 Fashion Week runway debut of their chunky, multi-soled Triple S shoes — AKA official confirmation that this is, indeed, fashun. Add to that Bella Hadid’s relentless love for the thick tennis shoes (noted here, here, and here).
The shoes may very well be statement pieces, but they're also great travel shoes, thanks to their soaring comfort level and fun aesthetic. Take a page from Jenner's stylebook and pair the chunky sneakers with a matching ensemble that's equal parts comfortable and glamorous for the perfect travel outfit. Or just a t-shirt and your favorite travel leggings will do.
Whether you're looking to try out the look or just itching for a new pair of extra-chunky-soled shoes (we can’t deny, they do look super-comfy), then scroll through to shop our round-up of dad sneakers, below.