No Yeezeys or Jordans here. Your dad has had decades to nail the perfect shoe. The one shoe to rule them all. The shoe that works with jeans or shorts. He wears with black socks or white, short or tall. They are comfy, sporty, and walk seamlessly from home to HomeDepot to Homestyle Buffet. The universal shoe that he will buy again and again for the rest of his life. They have support, durability, just enough style so make him feel hip for a dad.
The dad shoe comes in two main types, sorted by genus and species. The Dad Boot is a comphy low rise all terrain (tile, carpet, hardwood, cement, asphalt) shoe that shows that he used to hike, and could hike, and certainly works in the yard. Dad Boot species are predominantly Merrell, but Keen and slip ons are in the mix. The other genus is the sporty white cross-trainer. The two main species of this genus are the Nike I used to play Sports and the New Balance I Used to Run.