Don’t Kick off These Kicks Pop…by Christabelle
It took my a good ten years to explain high-end shoes to my dad. He just didn’t get it…nor did he understand the price tags that go along with gorgeous stillettos, until the day I showed him Manolo Blahniks. Though the concept of a heel that costs over $500 (on a good day) still perplexes him, the fact that it shares the same first name with him (Manolo) he know explains in joy when he sees any shoe “MANOLO?” Yes, it is possibly the cutest thing on the planet to hear him endulge in my passion for designer footwear…this father’s day I am going to endulge him in something that not only makes sense to his wallet, but also speaks to the many facets of his life. Payless is just the place for him and for all hipster (or trying to be!) dads this June.
With a HUGE selection of men’s shoes now available at Payless Shoe Source, it was hard to figure out just what to get him. Designer brands creating budget conscious styles (a plus in this recession)…I was able to narrow down a few great selections for not only my “Manolo” , but for all of yours too…
FOR DAD AT THE OFFICE:
Payless State Street Circadian Slide-On, $34.99
Dress to impress with this sleek slip-on. It features a wrinkled faux leather upper with braided accents, a stylish square toe and hidden elastic for easy on/off. Padded insole for comfort with a 1″ heel – this shoe is great for dad’s that don’t want to lace, buckle or do any work in dressing themselves. The shoe has fashion flare, but still works well for the more conservative pop. No one will ever know that these aren’t a high-end brand with cutting edge curves and bulls-eye style.
FOR SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY DAD:
Dexter for Payless Nantucket Boat Shoe, $44.99
Designed for the way you live, this handcrafted suede and mesh boat shoe features a classic nautical design and a lightweight and flexible outsole. Made with a mix of leather and manmade materials, your special man will be the talk of the docks in these stylish boat shoes. Whether he is heading to Gosman’s inMontauk, spending a day in Merry Old England in Atlanta, or checking out San Antonio’s ‘The Alamo’, he will be in high style and cushioned comfort!
FOR THE BEACH-BOUND DAD:
American Eagle™ by Payless® Varsity II Leather Slide, $29.99
Theory men’s board shorts tied, check. Dead Men Tell No Tales Skull beach towel in hand, check. American Eagle by Payless Varsity II leather slides, slid-ON. Get laidback style with this quality shoe, featuring a sturdy canvas and rich tumbled leather upper (with a convenient Velcro closure). He will be the talk of any beach when he struts his stuff in these lightweight, flexible shoes. From the Jersey Shore to Arizona’s Lake Powell, your man will be this summer’s fashionable father!
These styles and more available at Payless Shoe Source stores nationwide and Payless.com