The Rise Of Ugly Sneakers

Diana Bell-Heather   |   07 - 02 - 2018

Laura Harrier

Street Style

Louis Vuitton

Alexander McQueen

Balenciaga

Fendi

Marni

MM6 Maison Margiela

Prada

Stella McCartney

Vetements x Reebok

Laura Harrier

Wearing Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers.

Street Style

Wearing Balenciaga sneakers.

Louis Vuitton

Alexander McQueen

Balenciaga

Fendi

Marni

MM6 Maison Margiela

Prada

Stella McCartney

Vetements x Reebok

Over the last few seasons sneakers have officially overtaken any must-have bags or backless mules and our feet are grateful. Now, there are some ugly ducklings on offer, but we promise they will make you look like a style swan.

 

Thanks to the genius of Nicolas Ghesquière, who manages to turn every piece in each of his collections into a must-buy, we now have some very ugly, chunky, dad-like sneakers to add to our shopping list. He introduced the Archlight sneaker during the SS18 show and they went viral. Why? Bulky sole and a quirky silhouette have an instant cool-girl factor and, believe it or not, the shape can make you look taller.

 

At first glance you may struggle to come up with outfit ideas that can compliment these experimental sneakers, but the oversized proportions work great with feminine dresses and mini skirts as they add masculinity to an otherwise girly look. They will always be in good company with straight leg cropped jeans as well as angular skirts and cropped wide leg trousers.

 

Now what will it be? Louis Vuitton Archlight, Balenciaga Triple S Sportschuhe or Stella McCartney Eclypse? Click through our edit above to decide.

 

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