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06/09/2022

Ace adds ‘sole’ to Father’s Day

Ace wants photos of dad’s old grilling shoes; three winners will get designer grill shoes.
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Ace dad's grill shoes

This Father’s Day, dads everywhere will slip their feet into their trusty grilling shoes, yet they are often old, dingy, and smelly, said Ace.

That is why Ace Hardware is bringing a fresh, modernized twist to dad’s dependable accessory with their own grilling shoe, revealed with the announcement of the #AceIsTheFathersDayPlace social media sweepstakes.

Going on now, Ace Hardware is asking families to show off dad’s current grilling attire, including their scruffy, worn, and torn grilling shoes on social media.

On Father’s Day, June 19, said the retailer, three lucky winners will be chosen at random to win the grand prize: State-of-the-art original grilling shoes made by The Shoe Surgeon; a grill from Weber, Traeger or Big Green Egg; and an Ace grilling swag bag.

“Ace Hardware is the preferred destination for grills and accessories, we are excited to celebrate Father’s Day with a twist – these modern grilling shoes originally designed by the shoe surgeon” said Kim Lefko, chief marketing officer of Ace Hardware.

“Your local Ace Hardware has the best brands for the grill master in your house, Traeger, Weber or Big Green Egg.  We love celebrating dads,” said Lefko.

Ace Hardware knew that dads needed something more than just the average grilling shoe, which is why they teamed up with The Shoe Surgeon team, known for its bespoke street shoes, said the firm.

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Ace grill shoes stylish

“We realize that the grilling shoes of yesterday no longer meet the needs of today’s modern dad,” said Dominic Ciambrone, founder of The Shoe Surgeon.

“He thrives on the latest technology; he prioritizes being at home and spending time with his family and enjoys getting creative with recipes on the grill,” said Ciambrone.

“With that, we constructed a shoe with Ace Hardware that was not only unique, but practical. Wearing these, the Ace grilling shoe allows dads to make their one-of-a-kind mark, both as a grill master and an all-star dad,” said Ciambrone.

The winners receive these prizes:

     Three (3) lucky grand prize winners will win: A pair of original grilling shoes; a grill from either Weber, Traeger or Big Green Egg; and an Ace swag bag full of grilling accessories.

     Ten (10) second prize winners will win an Ace swag bag full of grilling accessories.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,600 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries.