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23 Pairs of Chunky Sneakers to Help You Love the Latest Ugly Shoe Trend

No Stan Smiths here.
Photo: Imaxtree

Photo: Imaxtree

It's no surprise that the fashion world loves an ugly shoe, and the latest to tug at our sartorial heartstrings is the chunky sneaker, the likes of which we've seen on the runway at Gucci's Cruise 2018 show, as well as in the form of Balenciaga's always-sold-out Triple-S and Kanye West's new Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner and Desert Rat 500. A few Nike Air Max styles are appealingly heavy-soled, and though not exactly a sneaker, the Crocs clog's "bulbous" and fashion-approved silhouette also fits the bill.

But if you still need some convincing in order to give this trend a try, allow us to present 23 pairs that just might align with your own personal style preferences. We've found a pair of simple Vans but with a platform sole, or the New Balance 990 sneaker, which has become increasingly popular among the stylish Danish crowd. There's even the Balenciaga chunky sneaker available for pre-order, as well as Acne's new Sofiane Runner that's been flooding the feeds of streetwear-loving influencers on Instagram. Browse our gallery below to find a chunky sneaker pair that's just for you.

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