Steal Kendall Jenner’s Style With These 16 ‘Dad Sneakers’

by Bethany Lozier

Steal Kendall Jenner’s Style With These 16 ‘Dad Sneakers’
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Fashion is a never-ending cycle, and yes, even dad style deserves a time to shine in the spotlight. From Kendall Jenner to Hailey Baldwin to Kaia Gerber, every fashion it-girl is ditching stilettos for dad sneakers (no dad jokes here). You’ve seen them at Coachella and on the Fall 2018 runways, and now it’s time to steal the style yourself. We’ve rounded up 16 of the cutest dad sneakers around. Who knows, you might even have to hide from your dear old dad!



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FILA Disruptor II Sneaker


Sneakerheads already know of the uber-hot FILA Disrupter II sneaker that is selling out literally everwhere. But in this trendy shade of sky blue? It’s a match made in the heavens. Grab these online (they’re not sold in stores!) before they completely sell out… again!

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New Balance 991SSG


OK, so your dad may not love the millennial pink hue of this shoe (though we do!), but this pair is perfect for a nice jog outside or a jaunt to the mall. He’ll definitely envy the extra cushiony sole, FYI.

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Balenciaga Triple S Tonal Leather Sneaker


Dear old dad would scoff at the price tag on these luxury tennies, but this is the pair all of the fashion It girls are scooping up. Made of super smooth calf leather and a thick leather sole, these sneakers are the ultimate in retro-is-new-again style.

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Topshop Ciara Chunky Trainers


With the chunkiest of chunky soles, this pair of dad sneakers feel like part-trainers, part-flatforms. Basically, they are hitting all the Instagram star faves right now. And the sweet color nude, gray, and mustard color detailing makes them as practical as neutral, but more fun.

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Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra Sneaker


Light and airy, these thick sneakers are the literal definition of a cakewalk. Complete with ulta-traction soles and breathable mesh, you can definitely rack up the miles in this sensible footwear. (Or just kick back at a cookout, you do you.)

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Skechers Seeing Double Premium Sneaker


Chances are you rocked a few pairs of Skechers back in your day. Though this pair doesn’t light up or come with little charms, this model has the same exact silhouette as your favorite sneakers (dad’s too). Bonus points for the red laces.

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Rhyton Glitter Gucci Leather Sneaker


Dad shoes AND glitter? It really doesn’t get better than these luxury sneakers from the iconic Italian brand. Supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid would don these in a heartbeat!

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Nike Classic Cortez Sneaker


Your dad probably rocked a pair of sneaks quite similar to these back in ’83. While less chunky than some varieties of fatherly footwear, the smooth white leather and sleek design of these shoes still scream athleisure and, “I’m heading to the grocery store, need anything?” Don’t worry, there’s a millennial pink option and they come in powder blue, a major Summer 2018 color, too.

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New Balance W574 All Day Rose


There’s a good chance either you or your dad have a pair of classic 574 New Balances that are worn to death. Over the years, they have come in loads of colors, from pure white to bold greens and more. But now, this All Day Rose refresh adds rose gold detailing to bring the suede kicks into this century.

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Adidas Rockadia Trail Shoes


You don’t necessarily have to hit the trails in these athletic tennies, but your dad is sure to applaud you for choosing such a durable pair of shoes. He may want a pair of his own so you two can match!

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Reebok Walk Ultra 6 DMX Max D


These shoes were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do! Perfect for everyday casual wear and for long strolls around town, just try not to walk on wet grass (otherwise you’ll match your dad’s beloved grass-stained identical pair).

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Asics Gel Lyte V Sneaker


Though not your typical running shoe, this gel foam tennie looks like you stole it straight from dad’s closet. Just be sure he doesn’t ask you to mow the lawn in these babies.

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Nike Air Max 95 Premium


Dad sneakers meet 21st-century sensibility in this magnificent pair. The minty color screams cool, and you’ll look like such an It girl in these noticeable sneaks. Plus, you’ve probably never owned a more comfortable pair of shoes.

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Alexander McQueen Metallic Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers


Three fads are in right now: platforms, athleisure, and dad style. This pair embodies all three with a little extra flair in the back for a pop of fun. Plus, these will go with literally anything in your closet.

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Nike Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 SE Sneaker


Nothing beats the classic style of Nike’s Air Max models. This late ’90s sole has been updated to meet the high fashion standards of the 21st century, and the sweet color combo is perfect for your day-to-day routine.

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Reebok Women’s Classic Leather Lace Up Sneakers


“All white, keeping it tight!” That’s probably something your dad will say when you walk in the door with these blindingly white tennies. With gold accents and a spikey-cushioney sole, you’ll easily become the Sporty Spice of your girl gang.