Are there new trainers on the block?

*DISCLAIMER*

This is in the interests of research.  I am going to hold my hands up and say, I'm not sure.  

I am wedded to trainers of the white variety.  It took me so long to come around to them, yet they're now surgically attached to my feet.  

I have tried to venture slightly off piste in the last couple of years.  Put my toe in the water with a leopard pair (useful on occasions but not the "must haves" I thought they would be), ditto the red pair although I do have bouts of loving them (the 12yr old has her eye on these.  She has two hopes of getting her hands on them and one of them is Bob).

I am still obsessed with white trainers.  I cannot get enough of them.  But then I keep seeing black pairs. 

Which I immediately dismissed.  However they've become a total brain worm.  You know when something gets into your head and you can't quite unsee how awesome it might be.

Pinterest is always THE best place to get inspo  - as opposed to ordering a shed load of stuff and trying them on at home, to see if that look that works in your head, *actually* works in real life (or if you end up looking like a potato which frequently happens).  Although I will say aren't that as many amazing outfits as I thought there would be.

These two though, are enough on their own to convert me.






So starting with the stars theme.

Stars R US at M&S.

Lace up Star Trainers £29.50



And again at Ash.  Stars and leopard print - surely sneaker porn?

Ash Majestic Bis Star Cosmic Trainers £174 from My Fashion Tribu



My ultimate favourite but can I be swayed?  Seeing as I'm not totally convinced by the colour, I'm not sure I'd go big before I'm sure I will live in them.

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Superstar Sneaker £310



Studded at My Fashion Tribu.

Lola Cruz Somerton Studded Trainers £180




If you can't decide, then how about a mix of both.

Kenzo Colour Block Trainers £165



70s inspo at & Other Stories with their Converse.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars '70 low £65



Staying with the classics and Stan Smiths in black.

adidas Stan Smith£110



Off piste from my usual trainer style with a more active looking style. 


Inspired by these.  I love these.  Would I pay nearly £500 for them.  That'll be no.  

Balenciaga Race Runner £445 



Pearl Trainers by Puma from Topshop £84.99



Lucky Star Mesh Trainers from Ash £170



Lace up Active Trainers from M&S £29.50



Classic Nike Air Max Thea £95





And then I'm just throwing in some hi tops. 

If these count as high tops.. or have I just lost the plot?  I'm going to confess that I quite like them.  I KNOW.  So wrong they're right?  Ok so in the cold light of day I figure they're probably just wrong.  But....

Sole Sock Sneakers from Mango £35.99



Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Trainers £50 



And finishing with ones that I obviously love (although I will say, it's the Superstar sneakers that my heart belongs to).

Francy High-top Canvas Trainers from Golden Goose £290



So I am torn between the Golden Goose (quelle surprise) and.. drum roll.. the M&S ones!  Not the star ones though, the other ones that look like I could *actually* go for a run in the.  The fact that I only run in extreme emergencies obviously means there will be no actual running done in them but I *could* if I find myself in an emergency.  All the justification you will ever need. 

And here I am today in.... white trainers.  Duh. 



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Jumper - Zadig & Voltaire
Skirt - Free People 
Copeland Sneakers - Air & Grace
Leather Biker Jacket - Jigsaw
Tools bag - Balenciaga
Iconic Square Sunglasses - Victoria Beckham 

I am off to finish the roast and then it's Sunday movie night.  Then a new week begins.  Seriously - how already?  WHERE did last week go?  Busy week, lots of work and a little bit of play - our wedding anniversary on Wedneday and a big birthday lunch out (not mine!) on Friday.  

I'll be back this week with lots of new season lusciousness.  But in the meantime - can I persuade you to ditch the white trainers for a black pair?  The jury is still out here but those Golden Goose ones are calling...

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  1. I am a big fan of black trainers - I have Stan Smiths and glittery Gazelles, and wear them almost like brogues with opaque tights and dresses/skirts at this time of year. On me I actually prefer them to my white ones with black wide trousers too.

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    1. I can't believe I haven't tried before!

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  2. The Golden Goose are my favourites too, closely followed by the Ash starry/leopard ones.

    Aside from my black converse, I also have some Nike Air Max in a black/khaki Liberty print and, best buy ever, a pair of £45 black leather baseball boots from Next which have been worn over and over for years. They are so versatile - love 'em.

    Happy anniversary too - it's ours next week, 24 freakin years (I married VERY young)

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    1. I can't get past the GGs...or even the hi tops. ARRGHH!!

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  3. I'm a very recent convert to trainers (other than for exercise). I have been covering a Jimmy Choo black glittery pair so this could just give me the push my bank balance probably doesn't want - Thanks!!! Loving the Balenciaga ones but there are lots of much cheaper look alike out there and I think they are still too sporty for everyday for me anyway.

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    1. I do not need to look at the Jimmy Choos.. repeat.. I do not need to look at the Jimmy Choos...

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  4. I quite fancy some blacks ones but have it in mind that I want black edging not white. Can't find any so far though

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    1. Converse do black-on-black, but they do look a bit like the "daps" we used to wear for PE!

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    2. Nike definitely do them!! I'm sure I saw them on ASOS...

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  5. I much prefer black or coloured trainers to white ones - the white always looks a bit to stark to me, and jars against what I'm wearing. I have some burgundy suede ones that have been surprisingly useful, and can't resist Vans or Converse!

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  6. Buy them and I promise you will wonder how you managed without them!

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  7. I went black this summer but in a different style...nike prestos, the most comfortable shoes I own AND make my size 8 clown feet look like a size 6 ��

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  8. I love my black polka dot jimmy choo miami trainers and still love my black ash wedge trainers, go for it!

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  9. Black ones are def the way forward, my youngest, hippest friend wears a pair constantly and I always think how cool she looks. I am going to invest and then save them for when I am no longer pregnant and can reach laces again!!

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    1. Oh gosh I remember that... good luck!!!

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  10. I got a pair of black Golden Goose Superstars some weeks ago (to be honest, I got two pairs - could not decide and kept them both, as there was an additional 20% of at that time)- in the men's department:

    https://www.yoox.com/de/11249069SN/item#dept=men&sts=sr_men80&cod10=11249069SN&sizeId=&sizeName=

    and those:
    https://www.yoox.com/de/11305801HD/item#dept=men&sts=sr_men80&cod10=11305801HD&sizeId=&sizeName=

    I am usually a 38.5, and the 39 fit perfectly! I compared them to a woman's superstar size 39 and could not find any difference.

    I think they are perfect for autumn/winter with black leather leggings and an oversized sweater.

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  11. My grey stans didn't survive their last encounter with a football pitch and then a washing machine and they went with everything! Having failed to find a suitable replacement on a whim I bought some black ones thinking I might regret it as I have black converse that I NEVER wear but I've barely had them off my feet. I think the fact they look a bit "smarter" than my converse and are comfy like an old pair of slippers could have something to do with it! xx

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    1. I can't believe I haven't got any!

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  12. I love a trainer. I have both Black converse and Vans. I actually find the Vans much more wearable than the Converse.
    Wear vans with balck skinny jeans and a blazer and there you have smart casual! :)

    Leanne | lemblog.co.uk

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    1. Now I love Vans on other people but can't quite get them to work on me!!!

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  13. Hi Kat, am a big fan of trainers of all colours. Just wondering what your opinion of the golden goose trainers in a greyish (kind of sparkly) leopard print with the gold star on the side? Can't decide but thinking they might not be good for matching with a day to day (quite boring) wardrobe? And advice most welcome. As for the trainers, I love the adidas gazelle's in black, I know they didn't make the cut��!!

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    1. Oh they sound GORGEOUS. In fact - the perfect compromise between black and white...!

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  14. I prefer the dark ones. Always think they make your feet look smaller! I have a pair of new, unworn Golden midstar navy suede mid top in Size 41. I bought them from Matches last year. Similar pair on their website now, but in black. Would like to sell them if anyone is interested. Hope that's ok Kat.

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  15. I'm rather coveting these black patent ones from Woden http://m.boozt.com/uk/uk/woden/ydun-ii_14454242/14454243?position=1000000&navId=62964&group=brandwall

    Went for navy to start with though as a gentle ease in...!

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    1. Oh I tried them and they didn't work for me!! Hmm maybe black isn't for me after all.. hmmmmmmmm

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  16. I have trouble with white. Black is definitely my thing, thanks!

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  17. Golden Goose, not Golden....

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  18. I've just bought the black Golden Goose and lurvvv them as a big fan of black trainers. I thought the star and laces were white, but they're silver and look even better 👍🏻. Great fir winter with a Leopard Fur Coat x

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  19. I agree with some others, I'm rather partial to black and coloured trainers. I just can't really do white trainers, maybe because they stand out more? I don't know. Just got a pair of all black leather and suede Vans that I'm loving.

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  21. I've just discovered Superga and LOVE them. Have pairs in silver, teal and black and am coveting the rose gold ones......so comfy and wearable and go with everything!

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  22. you look 25 tops. Scandinavian taste of fashion coupled with sneakers is a shure shot. Always has been,

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