Chunky sneakers are still at the top of current sneaker trends. The term refers to all sneakers that have a bulky look, with an overly thick sole, a wide upper, or lots of overlays. Another plus: the thick sole is also made for comfortable walking. Today, we're showing you a top 10 chunky sneakers for 2023.
Top 10 chunky sneakers
10. New Balance CT302 'White Moonbeam'
Let's start the list of chunky sneakers with the New Balance CT302, a model that is very popular right now. The sneaker combines a classic look with an on-trend chunky outsole to create a fresh silhouette. The sneakers have a leather upper for durability and comfort.
9. PUMA Cali Dream Ivy League
The California beach-inspired Cali sneakers have a suede upper, and the lace-up fastening and ankle collar have extra padding. The signature PUMA logo is also present.
8. adidas FORUM Bonega
The adidas Forum was first introduced in 1984. Since 2021, it has been impossible to imagine the streetwear scene without the model, and currently, the silhouette is more popular than ever. This version features some signature details, such as the premium leather upper and chunky platform sole.
7. Converse Run Star Motion 'White'
We continue with a more striking sneaker: the Converse Run Star Motion in the 'White' colorway. The silhouette comes with playful and distorted lines and a CX foam midsole. This model will pair particularly well with various clothing items from your wardrobe.
6. adidas Ozweego 'Cloud White'
The chunky adidas Ozweego sneaker combines late '90s and early '00s style with futuristic details. The upper of this chunky sneaker is made of mesh, suede, and TPU. Targeted cushioning ensures a comfortable feel.
5. PUMA Mayze 'White/Black'
For the hype girls, the street enthusiasts, and the trendsetters, there is the PUMA Mayze. The sneaker has a clean, chunky look and a chunky platform sole. The upper here is leather and suede, and the sole, with its different elements, adds chunky style.
4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move 'Black'
The old-school classic Chuck Taylor All Star has been given a modern twist. The durable canvas upper is supported by the signature toe box. The sturdy yet dynamic design creates a futuristic look.
3. VEJA Venturi
In third place is the sustainable and eco-friendly VEJA Venturi. This kick also has a thick outsole, an upper made of B-mesh (100% recycled plastic bottles) with overlays of water-repellent suede and TPU.
Since 2005, VEJA has been making sneakers differently by combining social projects, economic justice, and ecological materials. The brand uses Brazilian and Peruvian organic cotton for the canvas and laces, Amazonian rubber for the soles, and various innovative materials such as recycled plastic bottles.
Those interested in reading more about the brand are welcome to visit our Sneakerjagers Sustainable page.
2. New Balance W MR530SG 'White & Grey'
One of the most hyped sneakers of 2023 also makes it to our rankings: the New Balance 530. The chunky sneaker comes in a retro look and combines the colors white and dark blue. Furthermore, the sneaker has a mesh upper with leather overlays. Silver details can be seen on the toe and heel, giving the pair a nostalgic twist.
1. Nike Air Force 1 Shadow 'Metallic Copper'
Our number one cool silhouette is the Nike Air Force 1 Shadow. The Nike Air Force 1 was first released in 1982. Since its release, Nike has not only released numerous colorways but also several variations on the classic, including the Shadow. The Shadow has double overlays that provide an extra 'shadow.' In this pair, the upper is leather, and almost all elements are white.
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