How to Dip your Toes into The Chunky Sneaker Trend—Literally

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From denim on denim to mix-matched prints, new trends can often be intimidating, and the 90s nostalgic, chunky sneaker trend was no exception. You ask yourself, “What will I even wear that with? Can I pull that off?” And at the end of the day, despite any of your reservations, you can wear whatever the f*ck you want. So, if you’re into the newest trends, no matter how out there, go for it. BUT, if you’re still intimidated by the chunky sneaker, we had our writers style the FILA Disruptor 2. So here are some of our tips on how to FILA-mazing in your new kicks.

Go Back to the Basics

If you’re just getting into the trend and not sure where to start, stick with basics. You probably aren’t looking to make a huge statement with your shoes. You want something casual and minimalistic. So, pick your fav pair of denim and a simple black top.

Mikaela Handler

Athleisure to Street Wear

If comfort is more your thing—which, let me tell you, the FILA Disruptor 2 is totally comfortable—stick with an athleisure look. Pairing the sneakers with your best leggings and crop top can take your look from gym to streetwear in seconds.

Chaylin Mizuuchi

Be a Trendsetter

If you’re looking to make more of a subtle statement with your OOTD, and willing to step out of your comfort zone a little bit, then try pairing them with a jumpsuit. I know we probably don’t all have a black jumpsuit laying around, so you can achieve a similar look by layering a white tee and casual LBD.


Loryn Johnson

90s Throwback

Let’s face it, the 90s are totally back. So when in doubt, embrace the era that the nostalgic chunky sneaker trend came from. Throw on a denim mini and some stripes with your best 90s style sunnies. Feeling extra 90s? Wear a choker with it or a mood ring, stack some bracelets, or even a fanny pack if you’re bold enough!

Hailey Orgeron


You can pair the FILA Disruptor 2 with nearly anything. So which style fits you and your aesthetic? Are you ready to embrace the chunky sneaker trend?