The good news is that there are plenty of fashion-forward styles out there that can replace your once-beloved chunky sneakers. Stylist Tara Dupuis told Initiated, “I’ve never been crazy about this shoe trend, so I’m glad the chunky trainers are now being replaced by chic mules or sleeker leather trainers in 2022.”

While chunky sneakers can have an eclectic appeal, PureWow claims these “dad shoes” aren’t easy to pull off and often clash with outfits. While these larger sneakers provide comfort, you can also get support by using an orthopedic insert in sleeker shoes. If you want a pair of inserts that will work with all the latest shoe trends like low heel mules Where towering platform heelsyou can try StandStrong portable footrests. These supports stick to your feet, providing the flexibility to be worn with any shoe.

There are also many other types of comfortable shoes that provide a more modern professional look, such as loafers. By Harper’s Bazaarthese office-ready basics will also work well with a pair of your favorite Levi’s, or can be worn with a romantic floral skirt. Sam Edelman Tully Log Sole Loafers in White will give you the perfect spring vibes, with the same level of comfort you get from your ride-or-die Nike shoes. But if you’re a real sneaker-head, no worries! There are many trendy tennis shoe styles that will make you forget about your dad’s sneakers.