The OG "Ugly" Trainers Are Actually This Lesser-Known Nike Style

Calling all sneaker fans: Did you know that the OG "ugly" trainers are the lesser-known Nike Air Monarchs? They're the brand's best-selling sneakers—and that's not just because hipsters are keen to snap a pair up and wear them ironically. It's because the shoes are one of the most comfortable styles sold by Nike and are unironically worn by people other than fashion girls. And over the past couple of years or so, the Monarch style has become a serious contender for the coolest sneakers out there.

Thanks to the chunky-trainer trend being spotted on every street styler going (not to mention it being on the runways of Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton), there's plenty of evidence that points to why the Monarch is growing in popularity. Not only that, but influencers are also starting to embrace the trainers. There's even a dedicated Instagram account (@teammonarch) that celebrates the comfort and style of the shoes. Ready to see why we're totally into them as well? Keep scrolling to see how bloggers are styling theirs, and then shop the shoes.