We must admit, 2017 was a crazy year filled with fashion hypes we shouldn’t even try to understand. The dad shoe was one of them, with many big brands jumping on the hype as if it was a trampoline. The kicks, which look like they are from an 80’s nerd character in an American teenage movie, are a dedication to the normcore trend we all decided to never wear again.
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Although the sneakers look like a pair your mom hid in the garage for years, people are eager to pay some money for them. Balenciaga started the biggest street style discussion with the Triple S, which could be seen as a homage to the dad shoe. 720 dollars lighter but a huge sole heavier, hypebeasts from all over the world are taking over Instagram with their high class dad shoes. There’s even a website filled with pictures of dads wearing their shoes in the most unfashionable and comfortable way. Talking about dedication to a fashion hype.
If you were thinking the dad shoe was a 2017-only, we’ll crush your dreams. Nike just revealed the ultimate dad shoe re-release, the Grandstand II, which means Nike is planning on keeping the hype going for 2018. Not a Nike fan? No worries, you can always line up for a pair of YEEZY Wave Runners to boost your inner dad as Kanye and Kim are doing to show of the new YEEZY line.