KickTalk Father’s Day Edition
“Fathers should know that sons follow their example, not advice.”
In this KickTalk edition, we pay close attention to all our fathers and father figures across Mzansi. We got you – we know you like to look good and to keep it fresh, all whilst fulfilling your daily fatherhood duties. In this KickTalk Father’s Day Edition we’ll be unpacking some dope kicks we believe every father should have to complete their wardrobe – all available at your nearest Side Step store.
So let’s dive into the list.
The PUMA Ralph Sampson Mid was the signature basketball shoe of Hall-of-Famer Ralph Sampson from his NBA career at the Houston Rockets. He gained a reputation by winning, four-times, the All-Star NBA rookie of the year and the MVP of the All-Star game. These sneakers are to celebrate his legacy.
From the PUMA archive, we see the return of his signature low-top silhouette. Perfected in the official PUMA colourways listed as White-Dazzling, Blue-High and Risk Red, this version of the model showcases a White leather upper that’s offset with Grey suede overlays , the Blue leather and suede hits on the form stripe and heel region. This sleek-styled, clean silhouette is available at selected Side Step stores for R1,199.99.
This style is exclusive to Side Step which means it’s a limited edition and it retails at only R999.00. This silhouette will elevate your wardrobe by stepping up your retro creps the men’s ADIDAS ORIGINALS LA Trainer 2 sneakers speak a unique language. In a black colourway, they are built with a breathable knitted textile upper.
Set on a tonal midsole which delivers responsive cushioning, they have the OG midsole plugs to the heel for added responsiveness. When you are dropping the kids at school, this sneaker makes a style statement with little effort. The adidas LA Trainer 2 covers all the bases when it comes to comfort, look and price.
Created legend since ’17 when basketball players gave their high tops a chop. The essential elements like an OrthoLite insole, that classic “All Star” tongue label and diamond pattern outsole still feature. These Chucks are definitely ones to collect, featured prominently, a “Peace” wordmark stretches from toe to heel on the outside or the sneaker with a peace sign at the ankle point on the inside – all this letting the observer know what you stand for! Good vibes only.
The Converse Chuck Taylor Peace Pack will definitely make a statement and your ‘dad points’ will feature in the 10’s. This limited edition hi-top silhouette is available in both black and white at selected Side Step stores for only R999.99.
If you don’t go for gold, you’ll never stand on the podium! The SL 72 made its debut on the world stage in 1972 and was the first adidas style to sport the Trefoil. These sneakers stay true to the legacy with an authentic shape and materials. The toe box fit is slightly narrow, just like the ’70s version. An EVA midsole for added cushioning, and the rubber outsole features a vintage-era traction dynamics system. This is the perfect dad shoe for doing errands looking stylish. Available in four colourways, get this style at your nearest Side Step store for R1299.99.
We know these insights will help you to tweak your dad style – or, if you want to up your dad’s style 😉 why not bounce these options off him and share your comments in the section below.