You may be stuck on finding a Father’s Day Gift this year and if your Dad is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys taking long hikes through the wilderness or running his favourite trails it may be a little tricky knowing which gear to choose. At Fitness Footwear we know a thing or two about outdoor sporting gear so we have pulled together a helpful Father’s Day Gift Guide that will help find the perfect pressie.
Walking & Hiking Gear
If your Dad enjoys trailing mud through the house after a long days hike or after time away camping there are plenty of quality products to pick from including boots and shoes ready to take on just about any kind of terrain thrown at them like the incredible Brasher Fellmaster Boots which have technical features like GORETEX. Other lighter shoes include the extremely popular Merrell Jungle Mocs which are great for everything from casual wear to light walks in the outdoors. As the summer weather isn’t always guaranteed to be sunny we have a range of jackets like the Jack Wolfskin Turbulence Softshell which is light, water and wind resistant, breathable and allows for a lot of freedom of movement so it’s perfect whether carried just in case or giving protection from the elements.
As there are a number of different types of routes that can be run we have everything covered with shoes and clothing for trail running, road & marathon running, barefoot running and more so if your Dad has a particular favourite place to run it is easy to find the right gear best suited to it. Not only do we have pairs of trainers like the much sought after Salomon Speedcross 3 shoes that any runner will find reliable and comfy even after hours of use but we also stock an array of active base layers for all kinds of weather. Help your Dad find the best performance while training or out on his chosen route with an Under Armour Heat Gear Sonic Compression base layer top and the Nike Core Compression 2.0 running shorts both of which make it easy to keep cool and support the muscles during activity.
You may have a Dad who has all of the outdoor gear he needs or need just a little something extra or affordable if on a budget so we have put together a few ideas for Essential Accessories that are must haves on any hiking trip or running trail. Hydration is a key factor in any sporting activity so why not give him a Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle which is not only perfect for keeping liquids hot and cold but is made from materials that are toxin and BPA free so it’s the safest way to drink. Sports socks are another great addition to any avid hiker or athlete as they can add more comfort, muscle support, cooling and an improved fit just like the Thorlo Light Hiking Coolmax Crew walking socks thanks to technical fabrics and constructions. If your Father loses track of the time while in the outdoors and you have a little extra to spend why not look at the Suunto Quest watch to help him not only time his run but also keep an eye on details like location with GPS, the cumulative distance travelled, altitude and more so he won’t be late for dinner again.