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5 Dad Creps You Need To Cop This Summer

5 Dad Creps You Need To Cop This Summer

clock-circular-outline Posted June 20, 2023

Did you end up grabbing those ASICS Gel Lyte V’s? Said no one ever…

Now that Father’s Day is all done and dusted, at Crep we think there’s nothing better than a fresh pair of ‘Dad’ shoes to get you in that summer mood.

The ‘medium ugly’ of kicks, held hostage in our Dad’s wardrobe since the ‘80s because apparently, comfort over looks is a ‘big flex’. The Dad shoe trend extends beyond the ‘one pair does all’ mentality to becoming the grail of our streets, fashion shows, and now your rotation.

So sit back, relax, and catch a tan as we take you through the 5 most certified Dad creps you’ll regret not copping!

1. New Balance 680v6

For the first pair on our list, we take a trip to Boston, visiting the New Balance family with the 680v6. A conventional runner with a lightweight netted mesh and synthetic garnish - NB knew exactly what they were doing with this one.

New Balance 680v6

Additional features include EVA foam technology for added comfort to its lowers, meeting its ABZORB impacting midsole for that extra bit of responsiveness over trickier terrain - functionality without the fuss and a little bit of style!

And something to remember for all you sneaker buffs out there, when cleaning these kicks, take extra care with them as the mesh can be tricky to clean. We recommend our Crep Protect Cure kit which includes our natural cleaning solution that is perfect for lifting the lid off those tougher dirt, marks, and grime, as well as being super gentle on those more delicate materials.

Now if you want to look like you’ve stepped out of a Y2K pop group album, the Puma Velophasis has got you covered. Introduced this year, the Speedcat has searched far and wide into the ‘90s archives to present a retro-futuristic vibe to its latest chunky fit. Bedded on open netted mesh, joining with a range of synthetic panelling and a vibrant pop of colour, this one is due to turn heads at those summer link-ups.

Keep these stealthy steppers clean with our Crep Protect Spray, packed with
hydrophobic qualities to keep your drip on point.

As the name suggests, the Nike Air Monarch iv is the king of all Dad shoes. The Beaverton brand has done its rounds in the sneaker game throughout the years but there’s nothing quite like the Air Monarch iv. Premium leather - check, Air-encapsulated insoles - check, and plenty of Swooshing - what’s there not to like?
Touch up these noughties gems with our two-sided sneaker wipes. Use the textured side for those tough-to-get-at stains and complete your clean-ups with the smoother side for a delicate sheen.

4. adidas Response CL

An essential member of adidas’ trail running lineage. The adidas Response CL is everything you can expect from a noughties-inspired runner and more; mesh stacked uppers, synthetic leather overlays, and plenty of Response Cushion technology to keep your insoles feeling well supported throughout each stride.

Now, if you want to get really creative, why not explore the possibilities with our innovative
Crep Protect Mark On Pen ? Give your stylish CL Response midsoles a touch of personalisation that sets them apart from the rest. Elevate your shoe game with a custom touch that showcases your unique flair.

5. New Balance 550s

Although they say three’s a charm, you will have to settle for two in this case. Now, it wouldn't be a proper homage to all the Dads out there without mentioning the New Balance 550s. Celebrating the fit in its truest form, this crep has been a GOAT to our basketball courts and lifestyle scene of recent times.
Following a relatively conventional tooling of perforated leather, ‘N’ stamped logos, while plush sockliners deliver a luxurious finish. ABZORB midsoles sit below too, for that long-lasting comfort. Bolster up these creps with our shock-absorbing Gel Insoles too, and you’ll be hitting those courts in no time.

Now that we have shared our top 5, let us know what your favourite dad shoes are in the comments below!

Make sure you also check our latest selection of sneaker-cleaning products on the Crep Protect website.

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