I realise this is an age old question but I need help solving it once and for all. I have lived in ankle boots for the last couple of Autumn/Winters/Springs and I have ballet shoes etc. But what I need is something to wear with skinny jeans on days when I am going to be walking a lot so need a bit more cushioning than ballet flats - but when the calendar says it is no longer boot weather, but it is either too wet or not warm enough for sandals. Sorry for the many 'but's in that.
I thought I would get some Converse low tops but dp says they make me look like a child (not a teenager - a child, fgs). I thought they made my feet look big (I am only a size 4 but have skinny ankles). Shall I get some anyway? Or is there something else out there to solve this problem for me. I have already discounted wedge trainers (because they make me look as if I'm trying to be Victoria Beckham) and Superga (because they make me look like a Playschool presenter).
I like Converse on other people; just not sure about on me. Help please!
Hmm . Vans a bit too emo ? Hmmm <<shuffles off>> ( I am 60 and didn't know that . )Still one of the bright sides of acting my shoe size (7) not my age is that I don't know things like that and no one looks at my feet anyway
What do you like, Slinky? The reason I want something other than balet shoes is that they are too flat to wear all day - basically I want something to wear when out around town for museum visits etc all day, when I might well be walking a LOT but don't want to look like I'm going hiking or to the gym.
You need plimsolls of some kind. I had the retro Adidas trainers for awhile and then some lookalikes. Tried Vans but they are not really me. About 5 years ago rediscovered Converse. I don't know why your OH thinks they look childish but I'd ignore him personally I know lots of people in their 30s/40s who wear them.
I'm getting a new pair of these. They are good enough for Italian women when I'm over there and certainly not seen as teenage only. I like ballet shoes too, but as the OP says they are far too flat to wear a lot.
Thanks again everybody. I don't like the look of the Superga but do like the look of Converse (well, on other people!). Those spotty Boden ones would make me look about 3, I think.
Dp agrees that lots of older people look fine in Converse, but says I don't! I'm going to try those tan leather ones I linked to earlier, and see if they look a bit more grown up than the ones I tried before (just the black and white low top ones).