The dad shoe trend is still going strong, and Zappos and New Balance are offering a fresh take.
In celebration of Zappos’ 20th anniversary, the e-tailer is partnering with a new brand each month on limited-edition footwear. For October, the New Balance Classics 574 sneaker got a fresh update.
The Classics 574 features a black upper with neon accents, inspired by the lights of Las Vegas, home to Zappos headquarters. The shoe is made of suede and mesh, with a rubber outsole and padding at the tongue and collar.
The New Balance x Zappos sneaker is available to shop now on Zappos.com for $80. It is offered in unisex sizing.
For its 20th anniversary, Zappos will partner with a total of seven brands by year-end. The e-commerce site kicked things off by teaming with Birkenstock; to date, it has also released shoes in collaboration with Sam Edelman, Asics and Toms. It’s fitting that, like the New Balance sneakers, the Toms collab had a Las Vegas theme.
As the anniversary celebrations wind down, Zappos x Brooks running sneakers are still to come in November; the shoes will have a birthday theme and will smell like vanilla cake. Just in time for the holidays, there will be a cozy, Fair Isle-inspired Ugg collaboration that will produce boots and slippers.
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All 20th-birthday releases can be shopped exclusively at Zappos.com.
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