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We List All The Sickest Dad Sneakers For Every Budget

Who said dad sneakers are only for dads?

The days of stylish, clean, streamlined sneakers (i.e. the almighty Adidas Stan Smiths) are officially over. We’ve welcomed the “ugly” dad sneakers that are sporty rather than chic, known for their chunky and exaggerated soles. They’re far from hideous, but not particularly elegant either.

Still, their eye-popping clunky designs have caught the fashion world by storm. Just look at style stars such as Eva ChenSusie Lau and Chriselle Lim, who have been stunting them on their social media accounts. We give you our best picks, from splurge-worthy to absolute steals.

Silver-mirrored leather platform sneakers by Maison Margiela, £695 (S$1,223), via Net-a-Porter
Splurge ($1,000 and above): Holographic sneakers are always Insta-worthy. These babies from Maison Margiela, while pricey, are worth every penny. Leather, nubuck and mesh Triple S sneakers by Balenciaga, £615 (S$1,082), via Net-a-Porter
Splurge ($1,000 and above): Seen as the pioneer of Dad sneakers (some may argue otherwise), Demna Gvasalia’s Triple S has inspired knock-offs and a fervent cult following. Go for a casual dress-down look by pairing it with a simple cotton blouse and a pair of denim jeans. Chunky sole sneakers by Stella McCartney, S$1,115, via Farfetch
Splurge ($1,000 and above): These chunky trainers from Stella McCartney are an interesting blend of femininity and strength. They’re a great way to soften the striped shirt and leather skirt combination, as seen on Eva Chen. Metallic Flashtrek sneakers by Gucci, US$980 (S$1,344), via Ssense
Splurge ($1,000 and above): This flashy pair inspired by hiking boots is a jarring contrast of various metallic colours — and that’s what makes it so good. Colourblock leather sneakers by Fendi, US$890 (S$1,221), via Ssense
Splurge ($1,000 and above): We love the muted pastel shades of this pair. Besides, it is a combination of two shoe trends — plastic shoes and dad sneakers — so it’s a must-have for footwear fanatics. Suede, leather and mesh chunky sole sneakers by Chloe, €495 (S$785), via Mytheresa
Spend ($500 – $999): If staying safe is not for you, add a splash of colour with this pair from Chloe that sports bright red soles and yellow accents. Colourblock leather sneakers by Dorothee Schumacher, $664, via Farfetch
Spend ($500 – $999): With a leather body, patterned sole, colour block and snake skin accents, this pair of sneakers has got a lot going on. We suggest wearing an all-black outfit and letting these babies shine. Leather lace-up Billy sneakers by Nº21, S$809, via Farfetch
Spend ($500 – $999): Be a bright spark at brunch with this pair of white sneakers that comes with splashes of yellow. Pair it with a sunflower print swing dress for maximum impact. Metallic Carlos 10 sneakers by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, S$884, via Farfetch
Spend ($500 – $999): With its bright metallic body, you can be sure you’re right on trend for one of Fall/Winter’s latest craze — basically anything that has a dash of silver — when you don this pair. K-lastic espadrille platform sneakers by Kenzo, US$395 (S$541), via Ssense
Spend ($500 – $999): You can’t go wrong with a pair of black sneakers. Classic and wearable with just about anything, try an amped up version like this pair — it comes with an espadrille platform for extra height. Air Max 95 sneakers by Nike, US$200 (S$274), via Ssense
Shop ($200 – $499): Get in touch with your combatant side with this pair of Air Max sneakers that exudes a utilitarian style. Patent leather platform sneakers by Eytys, S$470, via Farfetch
Shop ($200 – $499): White sneakers are a footwear staple for any sneaker-head. Dress up this pair of leather platform sneakers with a flowy mini dress for brunch with your girlfriends. Canvas and suede sneakers by Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals, US$250 (S$343), via Ssense
Shop ($200 – $499): Comfortable, casual and chic —  this pair of Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals sneakers is everything you’d want your shoes to be. Jersey and faux leather Huarache sneakers by Nike, US$210 (S$288), via Ssense
Shop ($200 – $499): It doesn’t hurt to go bold with your fashion choices sometimes. This pair of bright red Nike Huarache sneakers will make you stand out among the crowd. Colour-block sneakers by Zara, S$99.90
Steal ($199 and below): Affordable yet not lacking in style, we like that you can see your cute printed socks through the plastic detail. Nice touch. Canvas and suede sneakers by Michael Michael Kors, US$145 ($199)
Steal ($199 and below): We’re loving this cool pair of sneakers that sports a military green hue with accents of pink and rose gold. It’s feminine, but with an edge. Leather and textile sneakers by Reebok Classics, US$145 (S$199), via Ssense
Steal ($199 and below): Reminisce your school days with white sneakers. This simple pair from Reebok will look great with a white shirt and navy blue midi skirt. Colour-block sneakers by Zara, S$89.90
Steal ($199 and below): Make a statement with this pair of contrasting colour-way sneakers. Complement it with a black leather bandeau and a baby blue skater skirt. AF-1 Jester sneakers by Nike, S$179
Steal ($199 and below): We’re all for the details. This pair of sneakers sports a marble-print sole that is a surprising contrast to the colour block design above.