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How old is too old for trainers as leisure wear?

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LikeDylanInTheMovies Sat 08-Oct-16 20:51:48

I'm thinking of buying some trainers, mostly for cycling but also for leisure wear too. They're Adidas Sambas I'm 37 and am slightly worried that I'll look a bit mutton dressed as lamb or someone who never moved on from Britpop.

BestIsWest Sat 08-Oct-16 20:52:46

You're never too old for trainers.

idontlikealdi Sat 08-Oct-16 20:53:26

I must be total mutton then! What else would you wear? Better than cons IMO.

BIWI Sat 08-Oct-16 20:54:34

Do you like them?
Do they fit?
Can you afford them?

Then buy them. Stop being so ageist.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 08-Oct-16 20:54:53

Never, hopefully. I live in trainers much of the time and I'm 42!

They are so practical and as I get older, they are kinder to my bad knees and sore feet than other shoes. Plus I need to be able to run at work so I'll stick with my trainers.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 08-Oct-16 20:55:53

You're never too old. Though you might find you start rating them for comfort rather than style.grin

blueskyinmarch Sat 08-Oct-16 20:55:56

I wear trainers constantly. I am 54. I think they look great.

Hulababy Sat 08-Oct-16 20:56:17

I'm 43 and sometimes wear trainers with my jeans. I didn't realise there was an age limit. My only concern is that I have Sketchers which, although they are incredibly comfortable, aren't really very modern and probably a bit old for me.

user1471544305 Sat 08-Oct-16 20:56:24

I'm 51 and I'd still wear trainers

Graceflorrick Sat 08-Oct-16 20:57:56

I never wear trainers unless I'm undertaking exercise. I'm 35.

albertcampionscat Sat 08-Oct-16 20:58:10

Dead. Any time before then and they're fine.

BIWI Sat 08-Oct-16 20:59:28


ZazieCats Sat 08-Oct-16 21:00:17

Ditto, dead.

bumpetybumpbumpbump Sat 08-Oct-16 21:01:03

Argh no -I wear trainers more now I'm a bit older-similar age to you! Comfort! Not to mention bunions blush

Eglantyne Sat 08-Oct-16 21:03:00

I know a very stylish 84 year old who rocks her silver Nikes. So I say never too old smile

museumum Sat 08-Oct-16 21:03:10

Bloody hell OP. I thought you'd be a lot older. My mum wouldn't wear trainers outside the gym but she's 70.

HalloToJasonIsaacs Sat 08-Oct-16 21:04:34

As long as you can still do up the laces you're fine.

Vvlgari Sat 08-Oct-16 21:07:12

I'm 40 and love my Converse. smile

cardibach Sat 08-Oct-16 21:07:56

Sorry, OP. I can't decide whether to be sad or angry that anyone actually has this attitude.

PersonalClown Sat 08-Oct-16 21:08:41

I'm 37 and wearing a lovely pair of Purple Nikes today.
If you like them, wear them.

BummyMummy77 Sat 08-Oct-16 21:12:41

Wtf?!! Never too old.

Dullboringusername Sat 08-Oct-16 21:14:09

My dad wears trainers a lot. He's 89

user1471545174 Sat 08-Oct-16 21:14:44

Everyone is wearing them so any age is fine. You need that kind of reinforced shoe more as you get older.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Sat 08-Oct-16 21:14:58

What else would you wear?

Either desert boots or plain laceup Vans (which are probably technically trainers, but I tend to think of as leisure shoes as they don't have overt branding on them). I think it is because I craved them so much as a teenager that has made me think that way.

Boundaries Sat 08-Oct-16 21:15:47

Converse here. I am the other side of 40...

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