by Roi Lim
This Father’s Day, every kid faces the same dilemma: “What gift should I give dad?” Sometimes we think we’re being smart when we answer “love,” but we can do so much better than that. If you’re reading this, you’re probably out of ideas. What’s something he can have that he won’t mind having one more? What’s something that’s stylish but isn’t outside what he’s comfortable wearing? Well, give him one or two of the sophisticated shoes from this list, and he’ll realize how backward he’s been. Welcome him to 2017.
1. Chuck Taylor All Star II Engineered Woven
Look at that silhouette. This is the shoe we’ve all seen before: the Chuck Taylor All Star II. But this one’s been enhanced to silence voices saying this beautiful work of art is just that: purely cosmetic glorified socks.
Sporting a perforated upper and plush cushioning, the Converse Chuck II Engineered Woven is incredibly durable and lightweight. Your dad can sprint and leap all he wants; this shoe can take it. Nike Lunarlon insoles for cushioning provide superior comfort too. Gift your athletic dad this shoe if he wants to be a speedster, and look cool while at it. He can have it black, storm wind, or white.
SRP: Php 4,550.00
2. Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Lycra
Should your dad tend to get his feet wet, the Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Lycra will keep his feet comfortable and dry. Its Water-repellant Shield coated Lycra and lack of medial eyelets make the shoe virtually waterproof. If that still fails, its reflective pull tab heel counter allows it to be taken off instantly.
Available in black, fresh cyan and ash grey, it’s gonna look even more magnificent in the rain.
SRP: Php, 4,250
3. Chuck Taylor All Star II Gumsole
This is the most comfortable shoe in the list. It improves on everything that made the classic All Star sneaker so comfy: a lunarlon insole, premium canvas upper, gum rubber side wall, toecap, and a padded non-slip tongue.
If your dad just wants an easy to wear shoe for some leisure walksa, this is probably the best gift on this list. You can choose either a low-cut or high-cut version, and black, herbal and obsidian colors.
SRP: Php 3,990
4. Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather
Fancy something sleeker? The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather’s embossed polka dot leather upper is a subtle modification for those who pay attention to detail that’s worth a second look. It still features a lunarlon insole for cushioning, and a padded non-slip tongue, but also comes with a micro-perforated leather lining.
Available only in black and white, this is the most ballin Chuck Taylor on this list.
SRP: Php 5,430
5. The Converse Jack Purcell
Want something novel and edgy? Named after the legendary, undefeated, Canadian badminton champion, The Converse Jack Purcell Woven Textile Low Top revamps the iconic silhouette with a woven upper for lightweight comfort.
It comes in navy and white. Gift your dad this shoe if he wants the epitome of personal style and casual refinement.
SRP: Php 3,510
For more sneaker designs and styles, visit www.converse.com.ph or www.facebook.com/FacebookPhilippines. #ForeverChuck