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What makes a dad shoe, exactly? The trend highlights a plethora of chunky soles with comfort and cushion at the core. Everything from the Fila Disruptor to the Nike Air Monarch IV are qualified dad shoes. Now, even luxury brands have developed high-end dad shoes. With Gucci’s GG Rhyton sneakers and Burberry’s Regis Chunky Sneaker on the market, dad shoes will be with us for some time.
Take a peek at these three customer favorites to get you started on your first pair of dad shoes.
Shop: Nike Air Monarch IV, $52.97 (Orig. $70)
Why we love it: When you search Nike dad shoes on Google, these gems are some of the first pairs to pop up. The Nike Air Monarch IV isn’t just cool because it’s the epitome of dad shoe culture, the shoe has regular and wide fits. Not to mention, the shoe features ultra-comfortable Air-Sole unit cushions.
Shop: FILA Memory Go The Distance Men’s Cross-Training Shoes, $31.99 (Orig. $49.99)
Why we love it: While they’re not the Disruptors, Kohl’s carries traditional ’90s dad shoes from FILA. Over 200 customers have reviewed the sneakers, and the kicks have a 4.3-star rating. One shopper explained how the shoes make for a go-to gift.
“I’ve been buying these sneakers for years for my nephew for Christmas,” one shopper wrote. “It’s like a Christmas tradition. They’re comfortable, is a nice fit and well made.”
Shop: Skechers Men’s Energy Afterburn Lace-Up Sneaker, $55.16 (Orig. $59.95)
Why we love it: More than 18,000 Amazon shoppers have dubbed these an Amazon Choice product for Skechers overall. One shopper described the dad shoes as “heavenly.”
“I have never loved a pair of tennis shoes as much as I love these,” the shopper wrote. “I have the hardest times with shoes not hurting me after 30 minutes or so. These literally last all day and night, pain-free!! Even my back feels better.”
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