Let’s just put it out there: Chunky sneakers to fashion is like what junk food is to your nutrition. They may provide a huge amount of comfort (one to your feet and the other to your stomach), but at the end of the day, are they really good choices for you?

To be honest, we’re not really sure. But what we are sure of, is that they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. With athleisure still making up a big part of people’s every day wardrobes (it’s one of style influencer Chloe Choo’s favourite items!), and more and more people choosing to wear sneakers even to formal events (even Serena Williams wore a pair to the prestigious Met Gala!) , it seems like there’s no escaping this polarising trend.

So, if you’re new to this and if Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers aren’t within your budget, scroll through for a couple of our favourite picks that won’t break the bank.

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