Chanel’s New It-Girl Sneaker and The Platform Styles To Shop Now
If you’ve often found yourself avoiding sneakers due to your height (we can’t all be blessed with genes like the Hadids), we’re here to tell you that that’s all about to change once you’ve tried the latest shoe trend: platform sneakers. Perfect for if you’re on the petite side, the stacked soles bring some much-needed added inches, whilst also being super comfortable to walk in and more importantly, stylish too.
This season, Chanel has just upped its sneaker game by bringing out the “Chanel Velvet Calfskin & Mixed Fibers Ivory”. The title may be lacking in imagination but boy, the design does not. A luxe take on the ugly dad sneaker, Chanel’s interpretation is unashamedly more refined, offering some seriously retro styling accents in minimal colourways. A patchwork of black, white, ivory and buttery caramel tones make for a feminine take on the classic dad shoe and is perfect for those making their first tentative foray into the world of chunky trainers.
If you’re not yet willing to invest in Chanel’s new It-girl sneaker (and if you are, we recommend acting fast), we’ve got 5 alternative styles that each bring height and style in equal measure.
(1)Gucci white ace platform sneakers
Call it the Gucci effect but whatever the Italian superbrand touches turns into the most wanted piece of the moment that’s spotted on all the coolest street-style influencers around the world. Case in point? The Ace platform sneaker. With a super thick sole and an ultra-chunky shape, they’re finished with Gucci’s signature web stripe and bee detailing.
(2)Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers
Ever since its release back in 2016, Alexander McQueen’s oversized sneakers have been a fashion girl favourite and a consistent top-seller for the brand. With a good few cm’s of height and a super cool minimalist shape, they're perfect for elevating any day-to-night outfit (literally).
(3)Balenciaga Triple S
The sneaker that started it all, when it comes to oversized, super chunky dad sneakers, it’s French fashion house Balenciaga that deserves all of the credit. The ultimate chunky-soled trainer, the Triple S is the statement shoe that no self-proclaimed fashion lover should be without.
(4)Hogan Interaction Sneakers
We think of Hogan’s Interaction sneakers as the dad sneaker’s cool little sister. Coming in a patchwork of pastel pinks and warm neutral tones, this style is the dad shoe we’ve been dreaming of, all whilst working to give you a few extra inches.
(5) Givenchy Jaw Chucky Low-up Sneakers
Givenchy is no stranger to statement-making wardrobe essentials, and its Jaw sneaker is yet another on-trend piece worth adding to your rotation. Coming in a leather and mesh mix, they sit atop a super chunky heel and are adorned with the label's iconic logo patch at the tongue.