Cool Dad Job: Sneaker Designer
Cool Dad Vibe: Athleisure Messiah
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Leaving Nike for Adidas is like leaving Coke to run Pepsi. And it was not a clean break when Marc Dolce made the transition. Lawsuits and bad blood followed. With the messiness finally behind him, Dolce set about creating shoes for Adidas in the deep and thoughtful way. His designs quickly found an audience and his approach, heavy on innovation and light on predictability, has fundamentally altered the path of the growing brand. At the same time as he’s been helping fight the sneaker wars, Dolce has been raising his son Luca and his daughter Ava, who are starting to amass Instagram followings by flaunting daddy’s work.