Gigi Hadid's ugly 'dad sneakers' are actually pretty cool — shop 9 similar styles

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Did Gigi Hadid just solidify the “dad sneaker” trend? After stepping out in a chunky pair of kicks by Ash, the model seems to have made a case for the masses to hop on the ugly shoe bandwagon.

While the style was popular in the ’80s with Princess Diana and the cast of Working GirlBalenciaga‘s been credited with bringing the shoes back with its “Triple S” sneakers, which retail for $895. Other luxury brands like Louis Vuitton followed with its Archlight sneakers and Gucci with the Rhyton leather logo sneakers. The popularity of the footwear style can also be attributed to the rise of “normcore,” which has spun off into a subset called “dadcore” and where this sneaker style naturally fits into.

Surprisingly, these designer versions are seriously expensive. But after the big fashion houses started to roll out versions, other more affordable labels like Mango and Zara came out with their own. Plus, classic sneaker labels like Nike, Fila, and Skechers followed suit, bringing back their retro sneakers, such as Nike’s Air Max 96 and 97.

If you love this style, shop 9 dad sneakers ahead, including Hadid’s version.

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<p>Model Gigi Hadid in her athleisure look and Ash sneakers in New York City on June 18, 2018. (Photo: Getty) </p>
Gigi Hadid

Model Gigi Hadid in her athleisure look and Ash sneakers in New York City on June 18, 2018. (Photo: Getty)

<p>Addict, $279,<a href="http://www.ash.com/us/en/fw18-addict-grey.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ash.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> ash.com</a> </p>
Ash

Addict, $279, ash.com

<p>Mesh Combination Sneakers, $70,<a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/mesh-combination-sneakers-p16410301.html?v1=6597380&v2=796016" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:zara.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> zara.com</a> </p>
Zara

Mesh Combination Sneakers, $70, zara.com

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<p>Contrast Appliqué Sneakers, $80, <a href="https://shop.mango.com/us/women/shoes-sneakers/contrast-applique-sneakers_33050672.html?c=01&n=1&s=accesorios.accesorio;42,342,442.zapatos42,342,442;Deportivas" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mango.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mango.com</a> </p>
Mango

Contrast Appliqué Sneakers, $80, mango.com

<p>Triple S Low Sneaker, $895, <a href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/balenciaga-triple-s-low-top-sneaker-women/4972723?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2FWomen&color=white%2F%20yellow%2F%20rose" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nordstrom.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">nordstrom.com</a> </p>
Balenciaga

Triple S Low Sneaker, $895, nordstrom.com

<p>Air Max 96 SE, $170, <a href="https://www.nike.com/t/air-max-95-se-womens-shoe-Ojq1OL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nike.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">nike.com</a> </p>
Nike

Air Max 96 SE, $170, nike.com

<p>Gucci Rhyton Logo Leather Sneaker, <a href="https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-shoes/womens-sneakers/rhyton-gucci-logo-leather-sneaker-p-528892DRW009522?position=4&listName=PGUS4Cols&categoryPath=Women/Womens-Shoes/Womens-Sneakers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gucci.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">gucci.com</a>, $850 </p>
Gucci

Gucci Rhyton Logo Leather Sneaker, gucci.com, $850

<p>D’Lites 2 One Piece, $80,<a href="https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/12977/d-lites-2-one-piece/wpbl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:skechers.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> skechers.com</a> </p>
Skechers

D’Lites 2 One Piece, $80, skechers.com

<p>Gelidia, $95, <a href="https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/women/footwear/sneakers/Gelidia-White%2FCream/p/57654136-70" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aldoshoes.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aldoshoes.com</a> </p>
Aldo

Gelidia, $95, aldoshoes.com

<p>Eclypse Logo-Woven Neoprene-Trimmed Sneakers, <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1048372/Stella_McCartney/eclypse-logo-woven-neoprene-trimmed-faux-leather-and-suede-sneakers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:net-a-porter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">net-a-porter.com</a> </p>
Stella McCartney

Eclypse Logo-Woven Neoprene-Trimmed Sneakers, net-a-porter.com

<p>Disrupter II Sneaker, $70, <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/fila-disruptor-ii-sneaker-001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:urbanoutfitters.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">urbanoutfitters.com</a> </p>
Fila

Disrupter II Sneaker, $70, urbanoutfitters.com

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