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The so-called “dadcore” shoe has seen many incarnations. At the heart of the trend, the classic New Balance fast filtered into sneakerheads rotations, and was fast followed by sneakers otherwise dubbed “ugly” or, more affectionately, just “chunky”.

But thanks to their supreme comfort and retro vibes very much in style right now, these functional kicks are going nowhere fast. New iterations of the large-soled, multi-layered kicks have abounded in recent times, from ‘90s reminiscent iterations by Puma to increasingly popular colorways by ASICS.

Here, we bring you our very favorite kicks to rock dadcore on the daily, proving that though the phrase may seem to have passed its shelf life, the silhouette most certainly hasn’t.

Particular highlights from our selection include Puma’s insane collaboration with South Korean label Ader Error on a multi-colored Cell Venom, the decidedly more understated latest release from New Balance – the 990 V5 Made in England, and Martine Rose’s Nike Air Monarch 4 – still one of our favorite releases of 2019 to date.

Peep the rest of our favorites below, and click through for a shoe your feet will thank you for.

Cell Venom Reflective

Cell Venom Reflective

$120

PUMA

Buy at Caliroots

Cell Venom

from $110

Puma x Ader Error

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)
990v5 Made in US

990v5 Made in US

$174

New Balance

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50

Buy at New Balance

M2K Tekno

$78

Nike

FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at NIKE

Gaviota 2

from $155

HOKA One One

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

M991 Made In UK

$117

New Balance

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $285

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $285

Buy at sivasdescalzo

FYW S-97

$64

adidas Originals

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Air Zoom Alpha

$71

Nike

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

CM878TCA

from $59

New Balance

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Gel-Kayano 5 OG

from $64

ASICS

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Air Monarch 4

$219

Martine Rose x Nike

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Cell Endura

$163

Sankuanz x Puma

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Gel-Kayano 5 OG

$152

ASICS

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
Words by Aaron Toumazou
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