The footwear that has lasted the test of time.

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So one thing lockdown has taught me - there are things that you've forgotten that are really good.  And they're usually the basic things.  Eating as a family for more than one Sunday lunch, the joy of not having to set an alarm, no school uniform to watch, NO SCHOOL SOCKS to try and locate and just watching a movie with your youngest in bed.  

AND... finding things in your wardrobe that you'd forgotten.  

For me - there are a fair few things but the major thing?  My beloved Converse.  It's not rocket science - these are simply classics. 

They are, however, not for everyone.  I have heard people saying that they don't offer enough support for their feet although someone else said that they've been bought by Nike is it?  And the newer versions are supposed to offer more support. 

I however love them. I find them ridiculously comfortable but I am very flat of foot. 

I have a red pair that I bought preloved from a vintage shop in Thorpeness in Suffolk (I'm not sure how vintage they are but they were a bargain!). 

I also have a green pair that I bought from another antique place in Suffolk but alas, they're FAKE!!! I didn't realise at the time obviously and whilst I have absolutely no problems at all with wearing tribute items.- an actual fake pair I do draw the line at. 

And I would LOVE an emerald green pair but they're not available and it's impossible to find them. 

I did though manage to find a version through the customisation part of the Converse site.  Prepare to lose HOURS of your life, creating your own... 

These are what I came up with... I just wanted very plain.  These are perfect! 

Converse Design Your Own Trainers at Converse £75

Now the best offer I've found on Converse is currently 25% off at La Redoute with the code NEW and I've cherry picked my favourite colours.  

LOVE this shade of forget me not blue. 

Chuck Taylor All Star seasonal canvas hi tops £55

Love the yellow too... again £55 from La Redoute.

And obviously my favourite which I've worked out go with pretty much everything (pretty much... see below for pics!). 

Red Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi tops £55 with 25% off with the code NEW at La Redoute

Orange... £60 with 25% off at La Redoute with the code NEW

Of course you could just go with the classic white, navy or black... 

Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas hi tops £55 (code NEW for 25% off)

I can't quite work out with the Self Expression ones are but they do have the red edge which I like - definitely with more of a vintage vibe...

Chuck Taylor All Star Self Expression Trainers £60 with 25% off at La Redoute 

Charcoal Grey again £60 at La Redoute (discount code applies)

Navy £55 but with 25% off with the code NEW

Or... some print ones. 

Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas Trainers from La Redoute £60 with 25% off in pink and green.

And I have now gone down a hi-top rabbit hole... There are SO many good ones out there!

Adidas Originals Nizza hi-top trainers in off white from ASOS were £70 now £56

Similar but a variation on the theme... 

adidas Originals Nizza Hi RF trainers in off white from ASOS were £69.95 now £55.95

adidas originals Basket Prophi high top trainers in white from ASOS £69.95

A slight flatform at Superga.  These are ideal if you're on the petite side and are looking for some subtle height. 

Superga exclusive 2295 Flatform Hightop Trainers in Triple White from ASOS £65

More Superga now but from their collaboration with Alexa Chung in the sale.  Alas limited sizes left. 

Superga X Alexa Chung 2506 cotu high top trainers in cream were £109 now £65

Upping the print quota here and some leopard gems at Superga.  I have leopard Golden Goose that I love - admittedly having a bit of a bit of a Carol Baskin enforced break from the leopard print but I appreciate I'm on my own for this one and there are many people who are still the hugest leopard fans.  I will come around again, of that I am very very sure. 

Superga 2295 hightop trainers in leopard £75 exclusive at ASOS

Upping the budget although in the sale from Moschino. 

Love Moschino lace up hi top trainers at ASOS were £171 now £115

And here I am making the most of my red ones over the past week...

As you can see - they work with every outfit.

I am still on the hunt for wide leg jeans... ideally ones that sweep the floor 70s style which is tricky for me when I'm 5ft10 but I shall TRY!  And hoodies - so so many requests for hoodies.  Not forgetting sandals.  Yup sandals we can walk in - that aren't birkies... they're up soon!

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6 comentarios:

  1. This kind of sneakers is such a must-have item!
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  2. Omg I still have these shoes from Converse and I can say it's really a timeless footwear!

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