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Cool navy trainers that are not converse

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Secretsquirrel13 Tue 15-Apr-14 16:04:21

I went to a theme park today and the place was awash with converse, literally 2 out of 3 people wearing them possibly more. So I got to wondering what the alternatives are? I think I may be too old for the bloggers favourite new balance but there must be something that I can get in navy? Help please!

Awks Tue 15-Apr-14 16:09:35

These are my favourite, Office stock them in a fair few of the colourways and they are very comfortable***4********1943-33*M050/subCatId/cat1260622/showDefaultOption/true/productdetails

Nocomet Tue 15-Apr-14 16:16:45


belleprof Tue 15-Apr-14 16:17:03

In my local shopping centre yesterday and it was exactly the same..... More than 50% of men women &children sporting them.... Turned my right off! Will be following what is suggested with interest smile

capet Tue 15-Apr-14 16:43:19


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Yamyoid Tue 15-Apr-14 17:37:23

I like Nike Blazers hi tops, was thinking of getting some.
I know what you mean, I purposely didn't buy Converse for the same reason.
I used to have some Ash flat hi-tops with buckles which I loved, but they're really expensive now.

EmmaCB1 Tue 15-Apr-14 18:00:27

I like Springcourt. I've had a few pairs in the last few years and they are comfy and wear really well.

Converse make my feet look too long and flat and I find Superga sizes quite strange!

higherhill Tue 15-Apr-14 18:05:09

I have some blue retro nike ones with a red swoosh , which I think I bought from schuh last year, very comfy but don't look too trainer ish.

s88 Tue 15-Apr-14 18:05:35

Vans !

higherhill Tue 15-Apr-14 18:08:18

Nike montreals

Frolicacid Tue 15-Apr-14 18:11:52

Superga are fab. Much comfier than converse IMO. Mine are a few years old now and have worn really well.

hairypaws Tue 15-Apr-14 18:14:12

Just bought a pair of sketchers go walk. They don't look the coolest but loads of colours and so so comfy for long days of walking. They will be lovely and cool in the summer too, unlike trainers. Won't be any good in heavy rain though.

HopefulHamster Tue 15-Apr-14 18:16:00

I've got Keds and Superga in Navy - pretty much the same as Converse but a little more comfy on my feet. By the end of the day I tend to feel Converse are tied too tight (even though I've got narrow feet).

I had some Go Walk but the style where you can't really wear socks, and they got super smelly super quick sad. Nice and light though.

Dancingqueen17 Tue 15-Apr-14 18:55:51

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RichTeaAreCrap Tue 15-Apr-14 19:23:25

I agree, Superga are lovely and much comfier than converse.

Secretsquirrel13 Tue 15-Apr-14 19:36:48

These are all great recommendations thanks. Am going to browse through all the links this evening.

joydivisionovengloves Tue 15-Apr-14 19:44:47

Adidas - Sambas,Gazelles,Hamburgs all available in Navy.

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