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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

STREET STYLERS IN CHUNKY KICKS

By Lakeisha Goedluck, March 23, 2018

Between the resurgence of the most popular sneaker models from the '90s, and your dad’s (and grandad’s) gear becoming a solid source of sartorial inspiration, chunky sneakers are where it’s at this season. So, to get you up to speed with the silhouette, here’s a roundup of well-dressed street stylers exhibiting a whole lot of sole.

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Throughout the FW18 fashion weeks, the Balenciaga Triple S style could be spotted on the feet of showgoers everywhere — take this guy, for example, seen at the menswear shows in London. If you look closely, you’ll notice that his whole outfit is centered around the colorway of his sneakers. From his blue heritage-check padded jacket to his white cropped pants and red Louis Vuitton x Supreme flight bag, this is a lesson in color matching done right.

Stylish Guys In Chunky Creps | ASOS Style Feed

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Thanks to the '70s enjoying a comeback for FW17/18, corduroy was the go-to fabric of choice. Fast forward to SS18, and it’s all about another major material from the decade: velour. This street styler's jumped on the hype early and is rocking a retro-style adidas tracksuit made from the stuff. Teamed with her standout kicks, she’s fully taken it old school by donning a pair of OG Skechers. To complete her look, she layers up with a steezy black and pink jacket — extra points for the corresponding cross-body bag.
Stylish Guys In Chunky Creps | ASOS Style Feed

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Now, when it comes to rocking big, bulky sneakers, the obvious move is to wear them with a streetwear-lead ensemble. This guy, however, has torn up the rule book and instead opted for a more refined look to prove the versatility of this shoe. Starting off with a smart pinstriped shirt, he layers up with a grandad-style cardigan and a pair of high-waisted pants. To finish, he sports a structural overcoat in the same hue as his Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax kicks. 

Stylish Guys In Chunky Creps | ASOS Style Feed

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Unsurprisingly, thick-soled sneakers have been championed by sneakerheads everywhere — and this woman is a prime example of turning the trend up a notch. She's rocking the Air Max 1/97 SW kicks created by Sean Wotherspoon; he's the winner of Nike's Vote Forward competition which encouraged designers to draw inspiration from the brand's archive to create their own standout silhouette. Wearing a custom Nike boiler suit, slick shades and a color-block backpack, this get-up is as unique as it gets.
Stylish Guys In Chunky Creps | ASOS Style Feed

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When it comes to turbo sneakers, the common perception is that the uglier/brighter the shoe, the better. This fella’s gone off-piste, though, and selected a pair of minimal kicks instead. Opting for a simple black and white colorway, he makes the wise decision to keep the rest of his look understated. He goes for a mink-colored sweater, burgundy side-stripe track pants and a casual leather jacket with a contrasting fur collar. Check out his functional accessories too — laid-back style, done and done.

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