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Wedge trainers

(22 Posts)
Rockchick1984 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:41:39

I'm not particularly trendy - I used to like fashion but have got into a bit of a rut since having DS. Am trying to get back on track a bit more lately so have started reading some fashion blogs.

Have seen a few people wearing wedge trainers, and I'm intrigued. Are they likely to be around for a while, or am I too late to the party with them? What else can I wear them with other than skinny jeans? Also, the ones I've seen were Fly, are there any cheap alternatives around?

nellyjelly Thu 18-Apr-13 21:44:55

Horrid Imthink but loafs of people will contradict me.

Shoes are shoes, trainers are trainers and shoukd be flat. Leave wedges to shoes. That is all.

PoppyWearer Thu 18-Apr-13 21:51:56

I am not convinced by them but bought a used pair of Ash ones from eBay recently to give them a whirl.

ChippyMinton Thu 18-Apr-13 21:57:15

Bit like Poppy - picked up a cheap black suede pair in the DP sale, just to give them a whirl. It's nice to have a bit of a heel with skinny jeans, and be able to walk!

Corygal Thu 18-Apr-13 22:34:33

I was wildly anti till I bought some bargainous ones - now I can't take them off. Heel with comfort - what's not to love.

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valiumredhead Thu 18-Apr-13 23:18:05

They are vile imo, they make people's feet look really weird imo but lots will disagree. Bit Emperors new clothes imo.

valiumredhead Thu 18-Apr-13 23:18:41

Notice how I got 'imo' in there THREE times to cover myself? wink

Beaverfeaver Thu 18-Apr-13 23:24:11

I have been wanting a pair for ages but wondered if they would be a passing phase.
However, I just recently bought two pairs (cheapish off of eBay and some kurt Geigers) and I love them!
Make my feet look smaller, me look taller and they are so comfy and yet nice enough to wear a lot of the time. I will get a lot of wear out of them and will bridge the winter and summer seasons nicely

Sh1ney Thu 18-Apr-13 23:26:14

I have the prune suede Ash Bowie wedges and wear them with skinnies and short ish skirts/opaques. I like them and they're comfortable.

I'm not sure I'd wear a more 'obvious' wedge trainer though. These manage to look relatively smart.

Sh1ney Thu 18-Apr-13 23:27:18

I think if you decide to go for it then you need to buy some decent ones. Ash or marant.

Rockchick1984 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:46:33

Thankyou all for the advice. Sadly my budget doesn't stretch to buying the decent ones smile

I like the ones which aren't too obvious, have found some on eBay for £20 so think I'm going to give them a try...

Is there anything else I can wear with them other than skinny jeans?

Beaverfeaver Fri 19-Apr-13 00:29:49

eBay ones were great for me. £11.99 and look almost identical to the £140 ones. Not worth spending the extra on a casual item if clothing if you aren't 100% about them yet.

Wear with skinny jeans, skirts, dresses, cigarette trousers,

Rockchick1984 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:28:47

Oooh, Beaver can you remember the seller you bought them from please? Assuming they were a shop not just someone selling ones they had bought elsewhere smile

lizzieannejames Fri 19-Apr-13 11:38:36

Sorry but when I saw someone in a Juicy couture tracksuit wearing a pair of these, it only firmed up my beliefs they are for chavs only.

nipersvest Fri 19-Apr-13 11:44:40

i used to have a pair of wedge trainers in the 70's, as a 10 year old they were my most favorite pair of shoes, they were blue with rainbow stripes on the heel. am quite taken with the wedge trainers around now, would like a pair for nostalgia sake, cannot afford ash though. i like wedges, am only short, and struggle with heels but can walk ok in wedges.

vjg13 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:45:08

I got the Ash Bowie ones and love them. Really comfortable too.
I'm old, classy and not a 'chav' grin.

Corygal Fri 19-Apr-13 13:01:58

My blood is ocean blue, lizzieanne.

I am also elderly, fat and sound posh.

SoonToBePixie Fri 19-Apr-13 13:08:25

What about these - are they awful?

I'm only 20, would I be forgiven for wearing them? grin

Sonotkylie Fri 19-Apr-13 13:32:48

Personally hate them but not a fan of trainers either (unlike wedges which I love). Think I saw some on Next website?

MoodyDidIt Fri 19-Apr-13 15:59:29

i love them.LOVE them

and i am older than you, i would guess from your name OP, am 33 blush

have got the nike sky high dunk ones in white pink and grey and i want some in black and red too!

i wear mine with either super skinny jeans or leggings and a baggyish top and a leather biker or denim jacket

Limoncellolovely Fri 19-Apr-13 16:06:43

Love mine Ash Bowles plain black wear them with skinnys, tube maxi skirt, denim min with opaques under baby boot cuts ( can't see them then though) find them very comfortable, leg lengthening and versatile. They truly are a marmite item though. I would buy a pair try them on at home with a few outfits and decide that way.

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