Father-And-Son Shoe Ideas for Father’s Day And Beyond

There are tons of perks to becoming a father. In addition to the feeling of pride that comes with knowing you’re responsible for a whole new life entering the world, there are also lots of casual and fun upsides that accompany the life-changing gig. One of our favorites, at FN, is the option to don matching gear alongside one’s miniature, better half.

Now that Father’s Day is drawing near, this might be the optimal time to flex your “twinning” muscle. And of course, your other partner in crime — Footwear News — is here to help you pick the best matching shoe styles to wear for this weekend’s festivities.

From Classic Chuck Taylor All Star’s, by Converse, to Jordan Brand’s wide assortment of big and little sneaker styles, there are plenty of stylish options to choose from.

Here, we break down six of our top picks.

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Does any father-son duo ever pass up an opportunity to rock matching Jordans? We didn’t think so. Our pick for this weekend is this funky pair, the Air Jordan Retro 5, available in kids’, toddlers’, preschool and even infant sizes.


You can never go wrong with Chuck Taylor Classics — they’re the shoes that match every possible look. We’ve seen them complete a wedding tuxedo as well as balance out a casual daytime ensemble.

Chuck Taylor Classic
Chuck Taylor Classic. $50 for men’s, $35 in toddler/youth sizes.
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We can almost hear the chorus of “awws” as you and your little guy enter the room in your favorite pair of Sperry boat shoes. Here, the Billfish 3-eye boat shoe for daddy and the classic bluefish boat shoe for his best guy, both by Sperry.

Men’s Billfish 3-eye boat shoe $105. Kid’s Classic Bluefish boat shoe, $60.
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Thinking of going out for a night on the town this Father’s Day weekend? Why not throw on these stylish Giuseppe Zanotti leather, puffy-strap, high-top sneakers? If you like, we’ve got the perfect toddler’s and kid’s leather high-top sneakers, by Old Soles, to match.

Giuseppe Zanotti leather high-top sneaker, $925. Old Soles high-top, leather kid’s sneaker, $74.


Does the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” theme song send your little one into an uncoordinated dancing frenzy around your living room? Then he’ll love these Disney-themed kicks by Vans. And yes, dad, they come in your size, too.

Vans’ Disney slip-ons, $60.
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Being the good father you are, we’re sure you never pass up an opportunity to encourage your son to give back. Why not encourage a little philanthropy of the shoe-giving variety? Here, an adorable pair of big and little classic navy canvas Toms.

Toms’ Navy Canvas Classics: mens $48, youth $38.
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