Spearheaded by nostalgic silhouettes like the Nike Air Monarch and New Balance 990, the ‘dad shoe’ emerged from its slumber to become one of the unexpected icons of contemporary streetwear. From the visionary Raf Simons Ozweego to Kanye West’s Wave Runner 700, it seems like everyone in the world of sneakers has offered their own interpretation of the hefty footwear trend.
But what’s next for the dad shoe? Will we continue to raid the basket of sneakers that our fathers leave by the back door? Or will the trend modernise and morph into something else entirely?
We offered some alternatives and predictions for the future.