Fashionistas, there’s one new tennis shoe trend that I is simply perplexing to me: the chunky white “Dad” tennis sneaker.
On the DC streets and local fashion blogs, I’ve been witnessing the rise of this odd tennis shoe style that I absolutely cannot seem to get behind.
Do they look comfortable? Sure. Does wearing a pair of these look like one’s walking on pillows? Kind of. But the practicality and wear-ability of this new footwear fad has me shaking my head “no” quite adamantly.
When I very first saw this shoe style, it was when I was in middle school and platform foam sneakers were all the rage. Heck! I even had a pair myself. But despite how cool and tall they made me look, I was falling all over the place.
Fast forward a few years, I see a family member with not-so-inspirational style (and some back problems) rocking these shoes. While these were not tall like my platforms, they were big, chunky and pillowy – the perfect shoe for a bad back.
Now in 2019 – I’m now seeing the platform “Dad” shoe combo on the streets.
The one main thing I dislike about these shoes is the fact that they’re all-white, which means that they can easily be ruined.
Who wants to rock a HUGE shoe that you constantly have to wipe down with a magic eraser, ever five seconds?
And when they get dirty and uncleanable, why would one want to wear a scuffed up eye-catcher (in a bad way)? Not me.