Let’s face it: you can get your dad pretty much any present, and he’ll love it all the same. But this Father’s day, why not give your old man something that will really blow his socks off?
Of course, we’re talking about dad-shoes!
While #1 Dad mugs will forever be a classic, they’re a little too impersonal as a Father’s Day present. On the other hand, waterproof running shoes are not only a thoughtful gift but a practical one as well.
So have your camera ready because these Father’s day dad-shoes will elicit a reaction worth capturing.
Ariat Terrain Boots
If your dad enjoys the occasional excursion into the Great Outdoors, the Ariat Terrain Boots will be the perfect gift for him this Father’s Day.
Resilient, durable, and efficient: these are the words we often associate with our fathers. Well, the Ariat Terrain Boots encapsulate all these qualities, rendering them the perfect match for your dad.
But while the boots are ideal for hiking, they can be worn as a casual winter shoe as well. The full-grain leather upper styles wonderfully with an air of blue jeans and a coat.
Moreover, the Terrain Boots are completely weatherproof, making it a thoughtful present for all year-round.
Oak Street Bootmakers Bit Loafers
Nothing screams “dad-shoes” louder than the classic and elegant loafers. The chances are that your dad probably already owns a pair; you know, the same ones he wears to the office every single day.
So, diversify your dad’s wardrobe with the Bit Loafers— an American rendition of the classic Italian design. Made from pristine Latigo leather, these shoes are the epitome of grace and class (second only to our dads, of course).
Granted, the Bit Loafers are a little on the pricier side. And yes, your old man might give you the side-eye for irresponsible spending. But the lecture and the price tag will be worth it once you see him rocking these loafers like an absolute boss.
Sperry Boat Shoes
There are a few connections as inseparable as a man and his boat. So, show your dad you support his passion with the iconic Sperry Boat Shoes.
Now, it may not seem like a big deal to you. But your dad will squeal in delight with the mere sight of these classic boat shoes. That’s because the Original Sperry Boat shoes date back to 1935, and owning a pair is a huge power statement among sailors.
The best thing about the Original Sperrys is that they last for a really long time. Not only that, but the genuine leather upper and soft suede insole grows even softer with age (much like our dads).
And if you really want to impress cap’n dad, hit him with some nautical terminology:
Birkenstock Boston Oiled Leather
We often see our dads as working machines that don’t sleep a blink. But being the devoted father that he is, your dad will never let fall that he’s sacrificing his comfort for that of his family’s.
So, it’s about time that you reciprocate his love and remind him that his comfort matters too with the Birkenstock Boston clogs. Cozy and stylish, the shoes are ideal for lounging around the house or manning the grill during family barbeques.
The legendary Birkenstock footbed revolutionized comfortable footwear in the early 1700s. Every inch of the suede-lined footbed is optimized for comfort. Between the deep heel cup, extensive arch support, and an anatomical toe grip, your dad won’t ever want to slip out of these kicks.
Greats The Royale
Every father should feel like royalty on Father’s day, and there’s no better shoe to achieve that than The Royale— it’s right there in the name!
The design of The Royale is reminiscent of a retro sneaker. Fortunately, it’s hard to go wrong with retro-style footwear when it comes to dads.
But while the sneakers were inspired by old-timey sneakers, they still have a contemporary twist to them. With a full-grain leather outer and a soft leather lining, The Royale effortlessly lives up to modern-day vogue standards.
Additionally, the outsoles boast a rare and novel split sole pattern, which optimizes grip without compromising on comfort.
So, if your old man favors a little modern touch in his footwear, The Royale sneakers will keep him feeling young and fresh.
Vans were just as much a staple item in our dads’ younger days as they are now. So, show your dad you know just how things were “back in his day” with a nostalgic hit of the Vans Authentic sneakers.
At first glance, these full-white canvas shoes may seem like a cop-out present. But the cult icon Authentics are the ideal walking, lounging, and waterproof travel shoes.
The best part about the Vans Authentic is that they are highly versatile— both in style and function. This means that they’ll be appropriate for any setting, be it for the workplace or for a casual day out.
Think your old man can handle a little more spazz? Luckily, you can choose between 16 color and style options.
Adidas Original LXCON
It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of Adidas sneakers. Regardless of the occasion, the Original LXCON is the ideal gift for anyone. And since you know your dad will never splurge on such luxurious shoes himself, why not do the splurging for him this Father’s Day?
The Original LXCON was originally built for serious runners. This means that the shoes have an extensive cushioning system with a phenomenal outsole grip. If your dad enjoys a daily morning run, be sure to mention the proprietary stabilizing torsion system incorporated into the outsole.
Moreover, these waterproof running shoes will serve your dad well in any weather. Thanks to the mesh upper combined with leather overlays, these shoes are not only water-resistant but also super breathable.
Loom Waterproof Sneakers
There’s no doubt that your dad has always been there for you, come rain or shine. Luckily, the Loom waterproof running shoes will do the same for him!
But what makes these the perfect dad-shoes?
For starters, Loom sneakers boast a minimalist and modern design. Hence, they will compliment any outfit perfectly. Moreover, the shoes are unbelievably comfortable, with a Merino wool interior and a breathable outer.
If your father is a frequent runner, he’ll definitely appreciate another pair of running shoes on hand. If he’s not a runner, the sheer performance and comfort of the Loom waterproof running shoes will definitely make him want to start. It’s like you’ll be giving him two presents in one!
Crocs Yukon Vista Clogs
It might be difficult to imagine your dad in Crocs, and he’ll probably agree with your sentiments. However, you’ll both change your minds with the Yukon Vista Clogs.
The truth is, the Yukon Vista clogs are the archetypal dad-shoes for casual wear. Based on the classic Crocs clogs, the Yukon Vista is perfect for the summertime. Coincidentally, Father’s Day falls at the peak of summer.
Hence, the Yukon Vista Clogs are the ideal shoe-related Father’s Day gift.
But surely your dad wouldn’t be caught dead wearing plastic-looking pitted shoes?
Well, that’s the thing; the Yukon Vista Clogs are actually purely leather. Moreover, the “pits” or the ventilation holes are only dotted along the sides of the shoes instead of the whole upper.
Skechers Flex Advantage
Comfort— that’s the only thing our dads consider when it comes to their wardrobe. So, stick with the theme and give him a gift that you know he’ll love: the comfort-oriented Flex Advantage by Skechers.
Skechers is the front-runner in the comfort revolution, and the Flex Advantage is no exception. The shoes are incredibly lightweight and airy. And since your dad already carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, these shoes will take some of the burden off his feet.
Of course, the star of the show is the air-cooled memory foam insole. Memory foam is ideal for people who are on their feet all day as it conforms to the shape of your foot.
Moreover, the memory foam insole helps soothe foot and ankle pains, which are all too common among hard-working parents.
Nike Space Hippie 04
Once again, you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Nikes. However, these particular models have a twist: they’re made from recycled materials.
Fans describe the Space Hippies as “the story of trash transformed.” Essentially, everything from the upper to the outsole is made, at least partly, from recycled plastics and rubber.
So, if your dad is environmentally conscious, he’ll definitely remember this thoughtful gift for years to come.
By the way, that’s how long these shoes last— for the better part of a decade. Not only that, but the shoes keep up their original performance throughout the years.
Fathers all over the world like to put up a tough front for the sake of their families. But even super-dads deserve a little pampering from time to time.
And there’s no better way to indulge our dads than buying them luxurious, comfortable, and high-performance dad-shoes.
So, are you ready to make this the best Father’s Day ever?