When we talk about oversized sneakers, it doesn’t mean to wear sneakers with a few sizes up. They refer to sneakers with an exaggerated sole to create a larger silhouette in visual. These shoes usually have upper and insole just like your normal sneakers. Yet, the sole is “enlarged”, both in height and width.


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Photo Source: Alexander McQueen


Alexander McQueen is the pioneer of oversized sneakers. In 2015, they launched their first oversized shoes with exaggerated rubber soles. The design revitalized traditional leather trainers with modern technology. The sole makes a contrasting look on the sneakers and serve as a very comfortable cushion. As a result, it become a great hit.


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Photo Source: Balenciaga


After 2 years, Balenciaga also launched their own oversized sneakers with even bolder designs. The sole is larger and combined with 3 layers. It requires more procedures and skills to mold the sole. The vintage effect and color combination also makes it one of a kind.


In fact, the huge sole of an oversized sneaker can create a visionary impact to make you look taller and slimmer.

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