Thanks to Kanye West and a whole host of other rappers, ugly sneakers became a huge thing last year…

You know those no-name brand, unnecessarily chunky pair of takkies that your dad wears everywhere? Well this year a more refined version of these sneakers can be seen on stars like Ariana Grande and Gigi Hadid.

Dad sneakers are the affordable and comfy 90’s trend that all the stars are loving right now. And it turns out there’s a reason why your dad wears his sneakers with literally everything – they go with a whole host of outfits.

Here are all the ways that you can slay this trend – courtesy of the ‘gram’s hottest fashionistas:

With cycle shorts

The cycle shorts trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere yet. Love it or hate it, you will definitely look great in bike shorts and chunky sneakers. The tight shorts contrast with bulky shoes create the perfect look. Also, you will be super comfortable.

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Monochrome madness

Wear one colour from your head all the way down to your sneakers. Chunky sneakers are a great stand-out piece worn with monochromatic looks.

Rock a cute coat

To stay warm or to stay cute, wear a trench coat with ‘dad’ sneakers. The sneakers make a great replacement for your winter boots.

Sporty spice

Probably one of the most common pairings is sweats with dad shoes. Kylie Jenner loves this comfy look. Make your look sexy and glam by keeping your sweats fitted and by wearing great accessories. This is a sporty style that you can’t go wrong with.

A denim classic

Sneakers and jeans are a tried and tested winning formula. The chunky sneakers really take over the whole look and make for the perfect accessory especially with boyfriend or skinny jeans.

Formal funk

Put a cool twist on a formal look by throwing on ‘dad’ sneakers with high-waisted pants or even a pencil skirt.

Mini dress

Dad sneakers and dresses are a match made in heaven. The chunky shoes will make your outfit a little more cute and casual and very fashionable, of course.

Check out our favourite ‘dad’ sneakers from Zando

Black sneakers, R599

Grey knit sneakers, R399

Black and red sneakers, R329

Reebok classic nylon colour-trek gold/white, R999

Pierre Cardin retro runners with metallic flash burgundy, R379 

Reebok aztrek sneakers mid bright pop white/stellar pink/tr gold/grey, R1399

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