Father’s Day is just around the corner and getting dad the perfect gift is certainly a challenge now that we’re living in very unusual times. Luckily, we’ve gathered a few of our top shoe picks for dad for his day-to-day activities.
FOR HIS DAILY WALK OR GROCERY RUN
Going for that weekly trip to the supermarket usually means waiting for at least 30 minutes for a decent parking spot, wandering aimlessly among the aisles, and enduring long lines at the cash register. With all this walking around, it’s understandable when dad’s exhausted on the drive home.
With the Skechers Go Walk series (we chose classic Black, Merritt, and Sparrow), he can do all this and more. With their lightweight, responsive ULTRA GO™ cushioning, you can bet that going for grocery runs won’t feel like a chore. What’s more, you can get any two pairs for the price of one at www.skechers.com.ph and all Skechers retail stores nationwide. Talk about a steal!
FOR HIS WORKOUTS OR OUTINGS WITH THE BOYS
We’re sure that after being cooped up indoors for more than a year has made dad long for some fresh air. If he’s the type to go on bike rides or long runs off the beaten path with the buds, he’ll need a shoe that’s built to withstand gravel, dirt paths, and of course mud.
For his next outdoor excursion, he’ll definitely love these newly released trail runners from Merrell. The Agility Synthesis 2, with its lightweight FloatPro™ foam, ensures maximum cushioning and stability. The Nova 2 Low and its mid-top counterpart, meanwhile, is deceptively built like a sneaker but tough enough for to take on the harshest of terrain because of its TrailProtect™ Rock plate. Check out these and more over at www.merrell.com.ph and Merrell retail stores nationwide.
FOR WHEN HE WANTS TO LOOK FANCY AF
When dad’s feeling a bit dressy, it’s good to have him wear classics that are comfy enough for all-day wear but sophisticated enough for any occasion. On the more casual end, easy-on, easy off options like penny loafers and boat shoes are no-brainers. For something more formal, one can never go wrong with oxfords.
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Sperry, known for their iconic topsiders, are perfect for when dad wants to look his best. This Father’s Day, we recommend the Sperry Topsfield Penny Loafer or the Authentic Original so dad looks extra spiffy in his chino shorts and polos. For something extra luxe, check out this pair from the Gold Cup collection, featuring a rich, premium leather upper and lined with lambskin. Shop these and more up to 40% off at www.sperry.com.ph and in Sperry concept stores nationwide.
FOR WHEN HE JUST WANTS TO KICK BACK & RELAX
Sometimes easy dressing sometimes requires a little bit of edge. Going out and about the town doesn’t always mean flip flops and sandals. To show dad hasn’t lost his spunk, we recommend gifting him these iconic styles from Pony.
The Pony Atop, Shooter Low, and Madison have their roots in skate and basketball culture respectively but it doesn’t hurt for dad to channel his younger self in these timeless classics. He probably even shot some hoops and did some sick flips back in the day. Pony is available at www.pony.com.ph, The SM Store, Robinsons Department Store, and Complex Lifestyle Store nationwide.
FOR HIS EARLY MORNING (OR EVENING) RUN
Whether dad has been running for a while or has done it since you can remember, it’s important that he’s equipped with the right shoe for the job. If dad wants to run laps around the village, we recommend the Azura for its casual (yet functional) look. If he’s brave enough to take on UP’s Academic Oval or even EDSA, we suggest getting either the Guide 13 or the Triumph 18. Whichever skill level he belongs to, you can check out more choices from www.saucony.com.ph or Saucony Trinoma.
Father’s Day may come only once a year but it’s the perfect time to spoil him with gifts. It goes without saying that no matter your budget, there’s something for him that he will nevertheless appreciate. With all these choices though, we assure you he’ll be thanking you for the rest of the year.