This year, Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 21st, and there's no better time than the summer to celebrate the fathers who took us on our first hikes, taught us how to sail and swing a club, and gave us big footprints to follow in. Whether your dad is at his happiest in the great outdoors or a true metropolitan mogul, these gift ideas are a shoe-in to show that you care!
Mountain Man - The Outdoor Dad
If your dad's happy place is in the mountains, the odds are fairly high that he appreciates durability, versatility, and tread to carry him through the rough patches. Lightweight, breathable, waterproof trail runners will ensure he has happy feet on his hikes and a light packable backpack will ensure he has everything he needs when he reaches the summit.
Captain Dad - The Seafaring Father
Does your seafaring father include his boat when he counts his children? Whether he's a circumnavigating sailor or a daytripper, anyone who's spent time at sea sees the value of not slipping on the deck and keeping their valuables in a water resistant bag. These deck shoes from notable nautical brands Sperry, Tommy Bahama, and Helly Hansen are the perfect fit for every type of sailor.
Father's Day Tee Party - Daddy with a Caddie
If your dad's little slice of heaven is out on the green, club in hand, set him up with the goods to make him the envy of all his friends on the fairway. Oakley and ECCO make a range of golf shoes suitable for everything from the driving range to a full 18 holes.
Cultured Cosmopolitan - The Dapper Dad
Fashion forward fathers know that accessories make the look and appreciate great attention to detail. Polish off your papa's look with distinguished belts, phone wallets, and dashing oxfords from high-end brands like Hardy Design Works, Dino Monti, and Stacy Adams.
Sunshine Seeker - Tropical Pops
For the dad whose day is made by sunshine, beaches, and soft breezes, brighten up his day with tropical top-offs. Sandals, slip-ons, and hats are the symbols of summer and sunny climates. Show your dad that life's a beach whether or not you're landlocked, and help him be ready for all of his impending summer adventures.