Fashion’s love of the chunky sole holds no bounds. With the resurgence of Dr. Martens and the rise of “ugly” sneakers, the clunky silhouette has been making a bid for your wardrobe for seasons. It’s still picking up traction with hiking-inspired sneakers and boots—like those seen on the S/S 19 runways at Acne Studios and the like—racking up a top spot in terms of must-have shoe styles of the moment.
So now what? Well, if the above speech hasn’t convinced to give in to the trend yet, maybe what’s next will. After I scrolled through IG recently, it became clear that just about every fashion person owns some iteration of the hiker shoe as an effortless way to give a cool, forward twist to their ensembles. So with that, we’re showcasing 10 It girls wearing the shoe trend to convince you to add it into your rotation. When you’re ready (or want to update your current selection), we shopped out must-try styles as well.