The Best White Chunky Sneakers for Women 2023 (and colorful picks too!): Shop the Trend on Every Budget

The Cutest White Chunky Sneakers for Women

Looking for that perfect chunky white sneaker? You’re in good company! I’ve been obsessing over the trend, and pulled together some of the cutest picks for every budget, including my dream Balenciaga kicks:

Cheap White Chunky Sneakers Under $100

Cute shoes that won’t break the bank, there’s plenty to choose from if you’re on a budget. Asos has a nice variety available for great prices, so be sure to do some further searching on their site if you don’t see exactly what you like:

White Chunky Sneakers under $400

The best chunky sneaks for every style, from sleek athletic, to platform white chunky sneakers. Farfetch excels in this category, so while I tried not to dominate the list with picks from them, you’ll find many more with a little browsing.

Luxury White Chunky Sneakers

Luxe splurges that are fun to browse even if you’re not ready to shell out $400+ for a pair of sneakers.

Colorful Chunky Sneakers

The chunky sneaker trend started out as a homage to vintage “grandpa” sneakers, but now there’s so much more available–including some really cool, colorful sneaks. Here’s some of my favorites:

How to Wear White Chunky Sneakers

With the fresh white hue, the trend is ripe for summer looks. I’m loving the contrast of the “ugly” sneaker trend paired with a feminine flowy skirt. The chunkiness of the sneakers will emphasize (and even slenderize) your ankles and calves. To maintain balance, show a little leg, or pair your chunky white sneakers with skinny pants.

Unlike the many color blocked styles, your chunky white athletic sneakers provide a nice base to play with color and pattern elsewhere. Think quirky socks like the sheer sock trend in a bright hue or fun print. For a throwback feel, pair your ugly sneakers with a pair of mom jeans with tapered ankles that preserve the chunky/slim contrast you’re going for.

Don’t be afraid to play around with working them into your everyday looks! One of the great things about the chunky sneaker trend is how ridiculously comfortable they are, so get some mileage out of them.

Where to Buy White Chunky Sneakers

The chunky sneaker trend has moved from couture into the mainstream, with fast fashion stores like Topshop selling multiple versions of these shoes. So you might be able to hit up your local mall and find the perfect chunky kicks. However, there’s so much more available online, thus this roundup. Some of my favorite cheaper versions are from Asos and Topshop. If you’re looking to splurge, you’ll almost definitely be shopping online. Net-a-Porter and Farfetch are the best websites to find luxury shoe brands.

FAQs About Chunky Sneakers

Are chunky sneakers still in style for 2023?

They absolutely are! If anything, chunky sneakers are even more popular that they were last year. Designers are branching out, and offering all kinds of creative variations on the trend. While the chunky sneaker trend started out as as plain white sneaks, now there’s so many fun patterns and colors available.

Are chunky sneakers comfortable?

I find chunky sneakers to be very comfortable. Unlike more streamlined sneaks, there’s plenty of room for padding. It does vary by design of course, but chunky sneakers also frequently offer more support. I love any fashion trend that’s also super comfy!

Are chunky sneakers good for running?

Be very selective when choosing a chunky sneaker for running. There are some specially designed for running or walking, and you’ll want to stick with those. Because chunky sneakers often include a bit of a platform in the sole, some designs may be unsafe for running.

Do chunky sneakers make you taller?

They can, if you pick the right pair! Look for a pair with a little bit (or a lot!) of a platform in the sole for a height boost.