OK, we’ll just come out and say it: The all-white iteration of the dad sneaker trend is not going down as one of our favorites. Which is why we’re pleasantly surprised by version 2.0. This time around, we’re trading bland for bold with pops of color and metallics in both low and high top styles. Now this is something we can get behind.

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Puma RS-X Toys Sneaker

Good luck not staring at these all day.

Buy It ($110)


Steve Madden Cliff Sneaker

A little snakeskin makes them even more trendy.

Buy It ($100)


Nike Air Max 97 SE Sneaker

Way too cool to be called “dad sneakers.”

Buy It ($170)


Off-White Off Court Sneaker

Get in on the trend with the brand of the moment.

Buy It ($685)


PUMA Platform Trace STMT Luxe

When you can’t decide between boots or sneakers.

Buy It ($98)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers

If you really want to go all in.

Buy It ($950)


Nike Air Force 1 Jester High XX Sneaker

Is there anything Nike can’t do?

Buy It ($120)


Champion 93Eighteen Block Sneaker

The '80s are back, baby.

Buy It ($70)


Jeffrey Campbell Pixels High Top Sneaker

Neon and chunky soles—we fully expect to see these on the sidewalks of NYFW.

Buy It ($130)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Ash Addict Mix Media Sneakers

Suddenly our skater sneaks seem so flimsy.

Buy It ($275)


Chloe Sonnie High Top Sneaker

You don’t even have to fuss with laces. Sold.

Buy It ($730)

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