It's all this talk of red. (check yesterday's blog which was all about the red jumper love if you missed it)
And this good weather (ok so I appreciate it's completely tipping it down with rain) has led me to realise how much I love my sneakers. I'd go so far as to say obsessed. In fact, last night with The Husband away, I may have stayed up till silly o'clock looking for these (and of course, felt like I'd been dug up this morning).
Take the shoe obsession, throw in my non ending quest for that certain red jumper and what do you get the need for?
That'll be red sneakers.
I'm blaming the weather as it just doesn't seem to be quite cold enough for boots yet. Or coats, but that's another blog... (ignoring wellies and raincoats. Admittedly when I started writing this blog this morning, we hadn't had rain of biblical proportions).
And yes it was a day for wellies. But but but, if it hadn't been torrential and just a mere drizzle, I would definitely have worn my sneakers. Either my beloved Golden Goose or the eminently practical (not that the GGs aren't but I don't tend to wear them when it's wet underfoot just as I want them to last till I'm 65) Stan Smiths.
I could happily wear either of them every day. And it did occur to me last night as I was writing the jumper blog - I need a red pair. To be honest, it did go from - a red pair would be handy, to - a red pair, actually that's a very good idea, to, - not sure I can live without a red pair within about 3 minutes.
So this isn't the blog I had planned for today at all. I'm shelve that till tomorrow but today, I apologise, you are being subjected to a sea of red sneakers.
You can take it very literally and go red. Red red. You can't get a lot more red than these...
adidas Originals Superstar trainers in red £75
The Stan Smiths are perhaps more wearable. In suede - I think I'd prefer leather though...
adidas Originals Stan Smiths £65
More adidas and these are sublime. Yes, we've veered somewhat from red red to burgundy red. Clearly we're talking shades of red.
adidas Originals Burgundy Slip on Trainers £62
More classics at Puma. I have to say, I think I may prefer these to the adidas ones.
Puma Classic £65
Or maybe the burgundy ones... Oh now hello... even though I had said red (lordy I am so fickle), I think I may prefer these. Or should I stick to my guns and go red red.
Puma Suede Classic £55
Bargain of the day though has to be these from Reebok.
Reebok EXO fit Clean Low Fv Terra Trainers were £70 now £45
Having said that, I may have peaked too early. On a roll with the bargains... burgundy classic now.
Puma Basket Classic Trainers were £55 now £38 (these are a fabulous by... I'm wondering about an interim treat purchase. Itching. ITCHING to press buy)
Slightly off piste but a casual trainer style in obligatory (for today) red.
ASOS Darla Pointed Plimsolls £25
And a couple more interesting versions. These, for me, are on the cusp of acceptable. I'm not sure. They could be fab. They could look like I've done a runner from the bowling alley without changing my shoes.
Nike Classic Cortez Leather sneakers £70
No Name Trainers in Bordeaux were £80 now £60 Quite liking the flatform option...Beige sole is super practical for this weather (swerves mentioning suede upper...).
But I have to say, I've really had my head turned by these. They're reminiscent of a certain pair... so long as what looks like distressing isn't just shadow.
Converse Pro Mid Hi top trainers £75
They also do these in a low top but I think it might be the higher ones I prefer.. go figure.
These are for men but so long as you don't have titchy tiny feet (well, smaller than a 5 which I guess isn't that small) then these should work.
I fear, seeing as these are shiny and white white then the ones above, which I think look lived in (preferred look), may also be shiny and new (like a virigin. You can't not say it, can you? And no, haven't even had a sniff of mulled wine yet).
Converse Cons Breakpoint suede trainers £60
However the entire purpose of this blog is to justify the purchase of these.
I need. I honestly cannot describe how comfortable the Superstars are. They are heinously priced for footwear but I have worn mine, I would say, three times a week since I got them in August and I would wear them every day if I could. I've been so surprised by how much they go with. And yes, I did buy mine in the sale.
A red pair would be the works. Christmas list? (imaginary list clearly - code for, should I just buy them?) Or do I play chicken with them and wait for the sale...? (although they're already sold out in all but one size at Selfridges. SOD)
Golden Goose Superstar £260 in claret
Or the leather covered in mesh £265 Oh. Hello.