As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to break out the grills and golf clubs…and what better time to honor our fathers for the great men that they are and for the important roles that they play in our lives.
Father’s Day was first celebrated in June of 1910 when a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd (no relation) wanted to recognize her father for the selfless way that he raised his 6 children as a widower. Father’s Day became officially recognized in 1972. Father’s Day 2012 marks 40 years of celebrating just how important dad’s are in our lives.
Important, yes…but if your dad is anything like mine, he may be a little bit hard to shop for. Have no fear: at Dodds Shoe Company we have great gift options for all types of Dads.
Maybe your dad loves to run. Matthew McConaughey is a busy dad that is often seen running on the streets and the beach. Get your Dad out in McConaughey style in shoes like the Nike Air Pegasus or the Asics GT-2170.
Is your dad a golfer? Take a cue from fan-favorite, professional Fred Couples, and have your dad head to the course looking like a pro in a pair of Ecco Golf Street Premiers.
If fishing, hiking, and just spending time with the kids is what your dad enjoys the most, a pair of sandals that is ready for all sorts of summer fun is just what he needs. The Keen Newport H2 would be a perfect gift: great in the water, on land, in a boat, on the trail…basically a great all around outdoor shoe.
Or, maybe your dad likes to enjoy the outdoors by lighting up the grill and doing a little barbecuing. The New Balance 623 is a great shoe for grilling and walking around town.
We are so happy to be able to celebrate all types of dad’s this year. The soccer coaches, wood shop mentors, goof-offs; our heroes. To all the great Dad’s out there, thank you for all you do from all of us at Dodds!