Where to buy the ugly-hot dad sneakers everyone’s been wearing

Brands like Yeezy, Balenciaga, Vetements, and Gucci have seemingly done the impossible and made your dad the best-dressed person in fashion.

Thanks to designers like Demna Gvasalia and Alessandro Michele, anything you once bought in bulk at Costco can be found on the runway (and Rihanna), namely The Abominable Dad Sneaker.

In a bout of irony that can only be described as genius branding, you can now buy sneakers modeled after the $60 Asics that your dad wore for—wait for it—a mere thousand dollars and some change.

Worry not, we gotchu. We’ll have you looking like your dad without spending his coin in no time. Here’s the lineup, and there’s something for everyone:


Looks like FILA gets it. They hopped on this bandwagon and now these shoes are everywhere. The ‘Disruptor’ shoe embodies everything you’d want in an ugly sneak, all for around $70 (get them from Urban Outfitters here).


Again: Fila gets it. Here’s an alternative if the first aren’t your style, currently on sale at Urban for 50 bucks.

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No, seriously. Skechers are most certainly having a moment right now. In fact, the Vetements “triple s” chunky sneaker got its name from the OG ugly shoe: Skechers. These are a surprisingly cute and versatile style that won’t break your bank (they’re $65.00 on the Skechers website). 



New Balance taught the class on the ugly dad sneaker, so you really can’t go wrong here. Plus, these shoes are sick (who doesn’t love a velcro moment). You can get ’em on the New Balance site for $79.99.

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Again, something for everyone. If velcro isn’t your style, try these classic NBs, available online for $174.99.


These are more or less a toned down version of the Gucci shoes, and they’re probably more comfortable. You can grab these in almost any color here for around $160.


These are a newer, revamped version of the classic air maxes. This all white colorway is really easy to wear, but if you’re feeling adventurous go browse for more here. You’re just $160 away from these boys.

So as it turns out, you don’t need to choose between dad sneakers and rent, thanks to our good friends FILA, Sketchers, Nike and New Balance. You can have a roof over your head, ugly shoes on your feet and still rock out just fine.

Happy shopping! Don’t forget to bring dad along.

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