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They aren't trainers, but I have these from Clarks. They are ridiculously comfy and despite the fact that they look a little like old lady shoes, they do actually look really nice with just about anything. I've worn them out in the rain a few times and they have been fine.
Imo converse are worth the price tag. For me they last so much longer 2-3 years at least of regular use, more than any other similar type shoe. Others tend to last a year max before I walk through the soles.
I find the plastic toe bit on fake converse is too wide and made my feet look like a clowns but maybe thats just me! I picked up a near new white pair of converse for £20 on ebay recently so its worth lurking on there. You can get brand new ones in plain colours for about £35. They do last, i've had a green pair for about 5 years. Also when they get too grubby you can just shove them in the washing machine.
I refuse to pay out for Converse shoes, which after all, are just plimsolls. I bought DD a pair of Converse lookalikes from New Look last week and she is thrilled with them. She says they are very comfortable as well.
Office online always have quite a lot of stuff on sale so if you are not too fussed on this season's colours look there. I personally wear Vans not Converse and they have loads of those at the mo. I bought a pair last week which I'd seen in store at full price (£52!!!!!!!) and got for £25.