Take a step in the right direction this winter

Like it or not, the chunky sneaker trend that started last year is here to stay. Dominating the trend is Balenciaga Triple S, which is often accredited for the ‘dad shoe’s’ rise to fame – and brands all over the world have been quick to follow in Balenciaga’s footsteps. Celebs from Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin to Kim Kardashian, Jaden Smith and Chance the Rapper have been sporting the thick-soled shoe, securing its position as the must-have purchase of the year. Better yet, the shoes are ideal for Durban, especially this time of year when it’s a bit too cold for sandals, but not cold enough for boots. Chunky sneakers offer a practical yet fashionable middle-ground.

The popularity of the paving slab smashers is unimportant. The fact of the matter is, they aren’t going anywhere. Read on to find the perfect pair to add to your wardrobe! All sneakers can be found at Gateway 🙂



The New Balance MS 574 for men is the epitome of the chunky dad sneaker trend. Ideal for the modern day trendsetter who likes to use fashion to make a statement.

Because who doesn’t love baby pink? Not only is the Jaab XT super cute, but it’s PROFOAM midsole provides superior comfort with every step. Plus, we’re so here for that crisscross detail, which is designed for support during training movements (including long shopping sprees at Gateway – talk about a real workout!)

The Maximus White Multi sneakers certainly make a statement, but they’re not too ‘dad shoe-like’ – perfect for those who are a bit on the fence about the trend. Consider them the gateway sneakers. We also love the black and white pattern which makes them easy to match, ideal for pulling together any outfit!

Converse collaborates with Don C to bring you this awesome pair of, chunky high-tops! The Converse ERC 260 builds on retro basketball sneakers to bring back a ‘90s power player, and we have to say we approve of the outcome.

UMMM LOVE THESE. The combination of ‘don’t-look-at-me nude’ with the ‘look-at-me’ metallic has us feeling all sorts of ways. We’re coming for you Steve Madden!

Kids can be trendy too! Get these vintage indigo cuties from X-Kids

Trust us when we say that you can find A LOT more styles of chunky sneaker at Gateway, we just picked a few to get you excited about winter and of course winter fashion 😉
Happy shoe shopping!


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