For the last many years, stylish sneakers had a low-key, clean cut, almost plain profile. Now bigger, sturdier sneakers are making a strange resurgence in the fashion world. Pop culture calls them “dad shoes”.
When I was a teenager, I remember my father in white and navy Nike Air Monarchs. Some credit the recent comeback of chunky sneakers to Balenciaga Triple S (=Triple Sole).
Brands such as New Balance have been creating heavily cushioned and supportive sneakers for years. Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder, was an avid New Balance wearer.
Dad taught us to work hard and be courteous, honest, and straightforward. Now we can also credit him for shoes that are "good for your feet".