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WherecanIhide Mon 27-Jun-11 21:08:59


I'm 39 and was wondering if I'm too old to wear Converses (with skinny jeans)?


apple99 Mon 27-Jun-11 21:10:36

No you are not. Converse can look good at any age, my mum still wears them with jeans and she is 53 (and looks great in them).

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 27-Jun-11 21:14:09

No not at all. Have a look at Superga too.

WherecanIhide Mon 27-Jun-11 21:14:54

Oh thankyou apple99. My 16 year old dd wears them and I didn't want to look muttony smile

WherecanIhide Mon 27-Jun-11 21:15:55

Thanks ken

SpringHeeledJack Mon 27-Jun-11 21:16:42

round ere they are definitely Mum Wear

I still do 'em, and I've got a few years on you wink envy

WherecanIhide Mon 27-Jun-11 21:20:05

Do you wear them with normal socks or trainer socks?

upahill Mon 27-Jun-11 21:21:53

I have got 3 pairs.I don't wear the high tops anymore though.

smartyparts Mon 27-Jun-11 21:23:11

Definitely OK. Ubiquitous footwear on non birkenstock/fit flop/haviana weather in my playground!

NoCarbsBeforeMarbs Mon 27-Jun-11 21:23:16

My mum wears them at 53 too, and looks great.

I wear them too, at 29, but look less great grin

LovelyDaffs Mon 27-Jun-11 21:23:26

Am 43 and I wear them, but then maybe I'm muttony and in denial - nope don't think so.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 27-Jun-11 21:38:09

No socks or trainer socks. And lace them inwards. smile

WherecanIhide Mon 27-Jun-11 21:40:44

Erm...won't they get a bit whiffy, Ken?

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 28-Jun-11 07:11:26

Mine are fine but I don't wear them all the time. Trainer socks then!

MissBeehiving Tue 28-Jun-11 07:38:51

Mine don't get whiffy. Socks in summer look a bit er lame grin

gapants Tue 28-Jun-11 07:43:20

I think skinnies with converse look good if you have smallish feet, other wise your feet tend to loom out infront of your tiny little skinny clad legs. I would opt for a straight leg jean if you are size 5+

missmartha Tue 28-Jun-11 07:43:37

My colleague is 62, super gorgeous and she wears them.

She looks great.

franke Tue 28-Jun-11 07:53:18

If mine get whiffy or dirty I wash them in the machine. Come up a treat.

strawberryjelly Tue 28-Jun-11 08:32:16

surely Converses are ageless?
hope so as I'm 56 and wear with skinny jeans. Mine are not the bootie type though!

TrilllianAstra Tue 28-Jun-11 08:42:03

They're not exactly controversial, are they?

shelscrape Tue 28-Jun-11 10:21:46

oooh I love converse. I'm over 40 and still wear them. Current pair are purple, hightops are for jeans only though, look crap with shorts and skirts. Normal sneaker types are required for skirts imho.

Butterbur Tue 28-Jun-11 11:35:08

It's strange that so many people have a thing about Converses and skinny jeans, when ballet flats and skinny jeans have been an MN staple for ages.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 28-Jun-11 12:28:26

I have thin legs (I'm a tall lanky size 8) and size-8 feet. I wear skinny jeans and Converse. I don't care. grin

Low-tops only though. And no visible socks.

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