Fabulous, Funky, and Fresh: It’s All About Chunky Sneakers

The French are known for fine wine and, in Dior’s case, pragmatic but chic footwear—demonstrated by Dior’s D-Connects. Available in five key colorways (from nude to indigo) and printed technical designs, these shoes are for the urbanite who wants to put their best foot forward; right now we’re drawn to the nude iteration, its earthy tone will see through summer and will be the ultimate foundation piece come fall. 

Crafted from neoprene, these sneakers have a snug fit; however, we’ve heard that they run a little large, so ordering a half size down may offer a better fit. The trainers boast transparent rubber insets on the sidewall, through which the laces are interwoven, as well as a pull tab on the heel and tongue. Dior’s text logo is debossed into the heel, for that extra-special high-end touch. 

But if you have less of an architectural appetite and instead crave classic silhouettes, why not try the Dior-ID sneaker? Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, this contemporary shoe boasts a clean-cut aesthetic punctuated by colorful inserts, available in dark blue, nude, green, or red. Pair them with blue oblique socks for a full designer look.