If you told me I was only allowed one pair of shoes in my wardrobe, I’d have to choose trainers. They’re good for all seasons, versatile, comfortable, cool and go with absolutely everything. Trainers are definitely having their fashion moment and you’ll see those of the chunky variety every where you look. I have to say chunky trainers are not my thing. I prefer something a little more feminine – perhaps it has something to do with being petite, but they feel heavy and clunky on me. Not knocking them, they’re just not quite right on me.
The great thing about trainers is that you wear them to death. Just like a great pair of jeans, your cost per wear starts to fall into negative numbers. But, after a while they can begin to look a little too bashed in. (Not even going to mention the whiff factor, but let’s just say I have worn mine a few times this summer without any socks. And regretted it!) So I’m on the hunt for a fresh pair of trainers and have been thinking about which way to go. My budget won’t stretch to the Saint Laurents, but if it did I would buy those without hesitation. I think they are BEAUTIFUL. Golden Goose are a hundred pounds less, but still hold a hefty price tag at £325 and I don’t think I can justify another pair. I do own a pair with pink trimmings, but they can be limiting, so I’d say if you are going to invest in a single pair, then opt for mostly white with a neutral/metallic trim if you want a splash of something. Obviously if you have the budget to own more than one pair then adding colour to your collection is a great idea.
So after Golden Goose, the next step down would be Veja. I really love the look of Veja and the idea of a little extra height – I am just worried that they aren’t going to be as comfortable as my Golden Goose or Stans. If you are a Veja convert, please comment below.
I have done a little round up of my favourites, with something to suit all budgets.
I have just found this pair of Golden Goose on Brand Alley for £245. Not sure how many sizes they have but definitely worth a look!
And just in case you needed convincing, here are a few ways to wear your trainers. (All photos are from Pinterest)
TRAINERS WITH JEANS
If you find trainer socks tricky (mine have a habit of rolling down when I walk) then I can highly recommend sheepskin insoles. You can remove them to wash them when you need to and they keep your feet warm. I buy mine from Etsy.
Are you passionate about trainers? Do you have a favourite brand? If so, I would love to hear from you. It might help my decision making process!
Thanks for reading.