I Resisted Dad Sneakers For 1 Year, but This $150 Pair Changed My Mind
Even though I'm always in tune with the latest trends, I'm the kind of girl who tends to admire them from afar. I almost always stick to my uniform of jeans, sweater, and white sneakers. For a trend to really jump out and grab my attention (or credit card), I need to be totally sold. When the whole dad sneaker wave came a little over a year ago, I got it, I respected it, but I wasn't into it for myself. Every time I saw my favourite blogger or Scandinavian street style star wearing them, I thought, "You're so cool, you can pull it off," but imagined myself looking like a clown in the clunky shoes. As time went on, more and more brands and retailers released their own versions of the shoe. Every time I saw one, it slowly started to make me think maybe I should try it.
Eventually, the pair that convinced me finally arrived: the Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers ($151). To be fair, these are a little more "dad" than other choices on the market, but I was officially committed. Maybe it's because subconsciously they remind me the ones my dad wore when I was young — and, come to think of it, still wears to this day. I could finally match with him and I was ready to buy some.
I get so many compliments from my friends, and people constantly ask me where I bought them.
As I started hunting for the ones I wanted, I was shocked at how many colour choices they came in. From silver to neon and plain white it was hard to choose. I eventually settled on this all-white pair with a touch of yellow, because I never wear colours, and why not completely go for it, right?!
I wear them with jeans, dresses, and just leggings on the weekends. The price is just right, and they're beyond comfortable. I get so many compliments from my friends, and people constantly ask me where I bought them. If you're ready to commit or already need more pairs, keep reading to shop this shoe's best colorways. Don't drag your feet — sizes sell fast in special colour combos. Take a look.