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You Can Preorder Calvin Klein’s New ‘Dad Shoe’ Sneakers Designed by Raf Simons Now

Under the direction of chief creative officer Raf Simons — who some may consider to be a godfather of sorts to the ugly sneaker trend that continues to grip fashion — Calvin Klein is throwing its hand into the dad shoe ring with several new 205W39NYC styles available for preorder now.

The Calvin Klein 205W39NYC rubber-strap leather and suede sneakers embody the dad shoe trend to the fullest. There’s a thick, intricate sole composed of multiple pieces, a paneled upper that mixes a variety of premium materials and, of course, plenty of attention-grabbing color combinations.

More than just a fashion statement, the 205W39NYC sneakers deliver comfort thanks to a neoprene inner bootie for a snug fit and an EVA-cushioned midsole. A plastic adjustable strap wraps the back of the shoe for added support.

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in white/red front view.
CREDIT: Barneys

Calvin Klein hired Simons as chief creative officer in fall ’16. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future,” CEO Steve Shiffman wrote on Facebook following the hire.

A longtime Adidas collaborator, Simon’s numerous Ozweego designs are widely considered a precursor to the dad shoe trend.

This model is available now to preorder from Barneys in four styles including black, green, white and a fourth white-based style with accents of gray, red and yellow. The sneakers retail for $695 and are expected to be delivered in April.

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in black.
CREDIT: Barneys
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in green.
CREDIT: Barneys
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in white.
CREDIT: Barneys
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in white/red heel view.
CREDIT: Barneys
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Sneakers
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker in white/red top view.
CREDIT: Barneys

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