Chunky Shoes Are Strutting Into 2023 As A Huge Footwear Trend

If you're a fan of '90s fashion, we have good news for you: Chunky shoes are back and chunkier than ever. The Spice Girls were notoriously known for sporting this outrageously tall footwear during their reign in the late 1990s, and since then, the chunky shoe has evolved (though we can never forget Baby Spice's infamous platform boots). You're probably familiar with the chunky sneaker trend, which actually gained popularity in the late 1980s, or, perhaps, you've seen platform sandals everywhere online.

Those are only two examples of several chunky shoes making their way back into the fashion world (and our closets). Of course, we love a good pair of flats, but sometimes, you need to toss them to the side, let your hair down, and step into the tallest shoes you can find. Enter all the chunky shoes you can imagine. Get ready to see chunky shoes strut into 2023 in myriad ways.

A chunky sandal is perfect for summer

Say goodbye to flip-flops and hello to chunky sandals. These are a must-have for the 2023 summer season. Don't be intimidated by their height — they're actually super comfortable to walk in. Pair them with your favorite pair of wide-leg jeans, or opt for something more flirty, like a baby doll dress or denim mini skirt.

Heighten your look with loafers

Take your fit to the next level with chunky loafers. We're all familiar with the style, but why not kick it up a notch by adding some height? Believe it or not, they're totally appropriate for a professional setting; simply pair them with a button-up blouse and nice slacks. You can completely transition your look from office wear to cocktail-hour-chic by ditching the slacks and popping on a skirt and sheer tights. If you want to go the extra mile, adding a pair of lace socks really gives the school-girl vibe.

Spice up your life with platform boots

An homage to our favorite '90s girl group, these chunky boots are the latest staple, and we can't get enough of them! Because of the platform, they're super easy to walk in (but you may want a few practice runs before taking them on a night out). Black is obviously traditional, but with so many color options, why not go outside your comfort zone and go for something really crazy? As we always say, the bolder, the better.

Keep it flirty with mary janes

If you don't already own mary janes, we suggest you run to the store immediately and grab yourself a chunky pair of this classic shoe. Of course, they're cute and flirty, but paired with the right outfit, you can totally rock them in the office. Who said a 9 to 5 job has to be boring?

Show off your tough side with combat boots

Combat boots aren't exclusive to one specific aesthetic; you can style them in a way that fits your particular look. If you love street style, add a puffer coat and baseball hat like you see in the photo above. If you want to show off your inner bada**, chuck on a leather jacket, black jeans, and a tee, and don't forget your choker!

Chunky sneakers are a serious must-have

The comfiest shoes, chunky sneakers are super versatile. Seriously, you don't have to be a runner to wear them. They look great paired with athleisure or cargo pants, but we personally love chunky sneakers with a basic jeans-and-tee look. It's simple, so the attention is on the shoes.