Who would have guessed that one of the biggest trends of 2019 would be a relic of the past? Chunky, ’90s-style sneakers are a standout item of the season. Earning the moniker “dad sneakers,” the popular shoes have been spotted on A-listers and supermodels alike. Party like it’s 1999 in these old school kicks. We’ve rounded up seven must-have designer sneakers you can find at Aventura Mall.
Without Balenciaga, this list would not exist. Popularized by designer Demna Gvasalia, the oversized sneaker became a statement. Gvasalia introduced normcore in 2018, incorporating the retro sneakers with simple basics. Supermodel Bella Hadid is known to pair her white chunky sneakers with tights and a belted blazer, playing off the menswear-inspired style.
Balenciaga Triple S Low Top Sneakers at Nordstrom, $895
Every shoe collection deserves a Gucci sneaker. The fashion house’s Cruise 2019 collection referenced retro shapes and materials inspired by vintage athletic attire. The interlocking G logo in warm tones is the oddly satisfying and chic ode to ’70s P.E. class.
Rhyton Sneaker with Interlocking G at Gucci, $8,100
Futuristic and fashion-forward, Louis Vuitton has managed to create a sneaker that’s like nothing in stores. The shoe’s unique silhouette adds height and an airy quality that looks like you’re ready to soar to cloud nine. The iconic LV Archlight features a nod to the traditional Louis Vuitton house with its classic LV leather motif on the toe and heel of the sneaker.
LV Archlight Sneaker at Louis Vuitton, $1,090
With a playful color palette and intricate pattern, Fendi’s lace-up “T-rex” sneakers are a treat to whoever laces them. Deemed a “flatform” shoe, the hybrid shoe features a padded heel cushion for extra comfort and support
White Leather Hightop Sneakers at Fendi, $890
Perhaps the most conventional of the bunch, Bally’s Bise sneakers are a monochromatic choice that will complement almost any outfit. The firm-fitting sneakers have been made from stretch nappa leather and feature an exaggerated rubber sole and eye-catching rear heel tab.
Bise Women’s Nappa Leather Trainer at Bally, $450
Designer Joshua Sanders is king of the chunky sneakers. The brand thrives in the space, delivering high-reaching platform sneakers along with a few chunky sandals that channel the spirit of the Spice Girls. These holographic foil sneakers have been spotted on models and top-tier influencers around the globe. Style these beauties with a stunning dress or flirty skirt.
Joshua Sanders Women’s Leather Holographic Foil Lace Up Sneakers at Bloomingdale’s, $435
Burberry may be a buttoned-up luxury brand, but even the Brits love a great sneaker. The Vintage Check sneaker blends old and new while paying homage to the fashion house’s iconic plaid
Vintage Check Cotton Sneakers at Burberry, $590
Athleisure never looked so good. Prada’s Cloudbust sneakers are stylish enough to make an edgy statement while light enough to become your regular gym shoe. The knit mesh kicks strike the perfect balance between utility and class.
Knit Fabric Cloudbust Sneakers at Prada, $745