The "Dad Shoe" Is Making A Comeback In 2018

The "Dad Shoe" Is Making A Comeback In 2018

Dad knows best.
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What kind of clothing does a house wear? A dress.

Get it? "Address?"

This joke qualifies as a "dad joke" — the pathetically comical jokes that will never go out of style.

The person (most likely your dad) that's telling you these jokes have a good chance of rocking what they also call, "dad shoes."

What are those? The chunky, white, overly structured New Balances that your dad, uncle, and possibly your grandpa wear just about everywhere.

But before you criticize his sense of style and tell him to throw them away, you may want to take them for yourself, because 2018 is the year of the dad shoe.

This trend originated in 2017 with the Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweego collaboration.

This shoe sparked the re-interest in overly chunky and obnoxious shoes.

However, this style can be a little much for some people, and some even called them ugly. But leave it up to Rihanna to make anything ugly into a fashion statement.

She did what she does best and made dad shoes trendy, along with her "Wild Thoughts" dresses/shirts.

Rhianna's pioneering personality sparked interest with other celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Bella Hadid who then started sporting them on the streets.

These shoes are characterized by their chunky appearance, block colors, angled structures, and of course the arch support — dads would never stand for a poorly supported shoe.

This trend was further popularized at the end of 2017 through designers' use of them in their ready-to-wear collections. Specifically by Balenciaga who perfected the look and who some say created the "dad shoe to end all dad shoes" when they introduced their "Triple-S" sneaker, which many models (comfortably) walked the runway in, in Balenciaga's 2017 RTW F/W collection.

All of these reasons are why I firmly believe that the dad shoe will and is making a comeback, especially in 2018. For further evidence, there was an abundance of dad shoes spotted walking around the streets of London during London Fashion Week F/W 2018/2019.

Next time you think your dad needs a closet revamp, or needs to throw his old sneakers away, think twice and check the vintage trends that are making a comeback in 2018.

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The Best 10 Outfits College Girls Should Wear With Their Birkenstocks

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You have probably seen the trend of Birkenstocks on your college campus. They're everywhere.

The other day there was a heatwave in Maine and it was almost 50 degrees in February. And you bet your ass I took my birks (Birkenstocks) out and wore them around campus. I had to take advantage of the sunshine and warm(er) weather. If you're someone who lives in their birks all year round, you will understand what I'm talking about. I think the thing about birks is you can dress them up for an event or dress them down and wear them at the beach or out exploring during summer vacation.

Here are some outfits you have probably seen college girls wearing around campus with their birks day in and day out.

1. The plain tee and ripped jean with birks combo 

I think this is the outfits I see the most with Birkenstocks. I think the cool thing about birks is there are so many different colors, style, and fabric you can pick from. There are so many ways you can style with them.

2. The jean jacket, a dress and birks combo 

Like I said above, the best thing about birks is that you can style with them in so many ways. These metallic ones make this casual outfit fun, and even dressy if that's the occasion.

3. The all black with birks combo 

This is the combo you have probably seen me wearing around campus. When I see a person in all black I think 1. They're fierce af. or 2. Don't get in their way. When you see a college student like this what do you do? You leave them alone.

4. The sweater, leggings, tee and birks combo 

This is one of the combos I see a ton on campus. This is the "wanted to be cozy and look presentable" look.

5. The socks and birks with any outfit combo 

I used to really hate socks with sandals combo for the longest time. Then I realized how cold my toes would get when I wore birks in the fall and then I was like, "I'm just gonna do it" and put socks on with my sandals. Yet with birks, you can wear cozy socks, knitted socks, socks with patterns and it really can make a look.

6. The flannel with birks combo

This is another popular outfit combo I see on campus. The flannel can either be pulled off either cozy or rock n' roll vibes, and is perfect for a cool cloudy day.

7. Sweatpants, tee, and socks combo 

I like to call this look, "you're lucky I came to class" look.

8. Comfy sweater and leggings with birk combos

I like to call this outfit, "leave me to die in the library" starter pack.

9. Long sleeve, bralette, leggings and birks combo 

This outfit is perfect for 8 a.m.s where you don't want to get up too early for, but also want to kind of look human and nice for the boy who sits in front of you.

10. Tee, shorts and birks combo 

This outfit is perfect for when it's warm on campus or when the school year is almost here! I like to call this outfit the "plain jane" outfit! You could wear this to so many different events of gatherings on campus!

I hope these outfits gave you some ideas for dressing with the Birkenstocks you have already on your feet, or if you're looking into buying a pair of Birkenstocks for yourself! I honestly love my Birkenstocks and maybe you think they're "overrated" but they're honestly my go-to shoe all year round, and they are worth the money.

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20 Terrible Things You Understand If You Are Far Removed From 20/20 Vision

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Here are 20 things you understand if you have bad eyesight
(and I mean not being able to see what's 5 inches from your face eyesight)

1. Having to pay for an issue you were genetically given EVERY YEAR because your
eyes continue to get worse

2. Picking out frames, only to find out they are $500+ dollars WITHOUT the lenses.
-And yes that's with insurance.

3. The panicked first minute of waking up when you can't find your glasses on the nightstand

4. People like to try on your glasses just "for fun"
-Then say "WOW, you really CAN'T see." "Yeah. Crazy. Now give them back."

5. You hear "Oh my gosh, my eyes are bad too! They're like a minus three!"
-Sorry, but those with minor to moderately blurry vision, you can't relate…

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6. You oftentimes hear "you should get Lasik!"

-Oh, honey, I would if it wasn't crazy expensive and a surgery on the most sensitive
part of your face.

7. Weather permitting issues make for difficult days in glasses
-When it's too hot or muggy your glasses will fog up. If it rains you will have cloudy
and wet glasses, you can't see out of. And wiping them makes it worse.

8. You hear "How many fingers am I holding up?!" One too many times.
Becky, please get your fingers out of my face.

9. Anytime you stay over-night somewhere you must worry about a contacts case
and solution…
-You got to pop them out at the last minute, so you don't miss anything

10. You sometimes put on contact lenses in the morning JUST to apply makeup.
Then you pop them off, put on your glasses, and go.

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11. You've heard the phrase "four-eyes" one too many times.

-It's not exactly offensive just SUPER annoying.

12. People worry about the dentist visit, but you get to worry about the optometrist
visit

13. You were the kid who sat too close to the TV and probably went too long without the proper vision care because your parents didn't know how bad it was.

14. You legally can't drive at night because your eyesight is awful, and everything
blurs together.

15. We've all ran out of our prescription contacts before we realize its too late and
end up waiting weeks for the prescription to get in.

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16. You squint a lot because for some odd scientific reason, you can see better.

17. You might not be able to participate in certain activities because your glasses
could fall off or get broken. FUN

18. Everyone thinks you're the smartest person in the room because you wear
glasses

-No, I will not do your homework

19. You roll your eyes when you see people wear non-prescription glasses for "style".

20. You make people uncomfortable because you can touch your eyeball with no
problems.

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