The Father’s Day 57/40 New Balance sneaker sets itself apart with an unusual design that comes pre-distressed with details that resemble paint splatter, grass stains and smears of dirt. The colors of mustard and ketchup, the splatters that appear on the shoes cover the laces and the "N" on the sides. Complete with tarnished edges, the chunky "dad sneakers" sit somewhere between contemporary and nostalgic. As practical as they are playful, the sneakers sneakers boast reflective details.
A new wave of sneakers created by many different brands are being designed to be intentionally distressed and look worn-in. While there's a high demand for pristine white sneakers, these designs go against the grain with a divergent style that's messy and dirty-looking, like a pair of jeans that comes pre-washed and pre-ripped.