There's a new unlikely shoe hero: The dad trainer

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Sophie Henderson

An unlikely fashion icon has been rearing its ugly footwear head over the past couple of months and now it’s take on hero status: The Dad Trainer.  Thanks to Balenciaga’s Triple S trainer, Raf Simon’s Ozweego shoes and Nike bringing back the Air Max ‘98 the classic characteristics: a clunky sole, bright colour combo and brawny elements are no longer reserved for middle aged dads in DIY stores. Already a big hit on the street style circuit the highstreet are clocking on to these clobbers and so should you.

Their chunky appearance could be daunting but the XXL shape is exceptionally ankle slimming and we rejoice in their pillow like comfort. Pair with floaty dresses or delicate skirts and don’t forget a statement sock.

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