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The 90's are back apparently. WIBU to buy the Nike Air Max I wasn't allowed when I was 13?!

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newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 19:56:16

All the cool kids at school had them.

I wasn't cool enough for Bike Air Max the first time round, and they cost too much for my mum to buy but now I'm an adult and could buy them myself, I'm not sure I can pull them off!

Has anybody bought some lately? What have you worn with them?

Will I look ridiculous? grin

ROARmeow Sun 11-May-14 20:27:12

am smiling at your OP.

I'll be 30 this year and feel the same. have been eyeing some Nike Air online but am wondering how well they'll go with my jeans, jeggings and long skirts.

am thinking my ship might have sailed a decade or more ago....

KosherBacon Sun 11-May-14 20:30:56

Nope. I want to buy DS some so he doesn't go through the teenage torture I went through. That and a Mr Frosty. Ruined my life.

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 21:20:18

ROAR I'm 30 this year too. Must be an age-related crisis grin

Meglet Sun 11-May-14 21:23:01


I had Nike internationals for my 40th the other week. I was umming and aahing about the Air Max but fell in love with the colour scheme on my Internationals.

I had Air Max and Air Jordans back in the day grin.

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 21:42:55

Do they go with skinny jeans? That's pretty much all I'd have to wear with them.

Would my mum still tell me they were too clunky for girls?

I never wanted a mr frosty... I think I was brainwashed into thinking they were crap shock

Fairylea Sun 11-May-14 21:47:42

I'm 33 and wanting some for the same reasons as you smile I had LA Gear flame hi tops when I was 11 and I was (I thought) absolutely the bees knees. But all the cool kids then got air maxes and I reverted back to geek status. So now I can be the cool kid! At 33. Yeah get me!

Ermmmm but I do worry that if all us 30 some things are wearing them then surely the teenagers will run from them like the hills... ?

Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 21:52:36

Ooh do it! I bought these a few months ago to indulge myself. I am 33 and I love them!

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 21:53:13

<ahem> I'm still 29 for another 3 months.

I'm going to try some on when I go shopping on Friday. DH had said he's not coming in the shop with me!

RiojaHaze Sun 11-May-14 21:53:25

I'm 33 and I used to wear a silver pair of Nike Air Max with a long tight skirt and a hoodie!
I've just bought DS a pair of blue ones, he's 5 and DP wears them too. Not because he's fashionable, just because he never stopped! I've had to hide his "spliffy" jacket otherwise he'd still be wearing that too...

TessTackle Sun 11-May-14 21:55:38

Do it! They go with everything. I saw a woman, early thirties wearing them with a split side maxi skirt and slouchy t-shirt last week. She looked more effortlessly cool than I ever do at 23.

Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 21:56:41

You can also design your own from scratch on the Nike website. I became a bit obsessed and designed about 6 different pairs. DH thought I had lost the plot and declared them all disgusting. I nearly bought these, which I actually owned in 1995 until someone nicked them at school!

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 21:57:46

I like these

EatShitDerek Sun 11-May-14 21:58:54

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Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 21:59:06

They are nice- good price too. Grey will also go with lots.

Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 22:00:11

I have been tempted by some New Balance too lately <must seek help for trainer habit>

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-May-14 22:01:14

or these

Derek... I has reebok classics because they were only £29.99 for the kids sizes (I'm still only a 4 so children's sizes!)

ShevelKnievel Sun 11-May-14 22:01:40

I've been wearing mine for a few months. At first people laughed but now they're all jumping on my bandwagon

It's not often I'm fashionable

EatShitDerek Sun 11-May-14 22:02:59

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Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 22:06:27

Prefer the first pair newton, I'm never keen on pink on a trainer as it screams 'girl's trainer!' to me. Only the really hard, scary kids had Reebok Classics when I was a teenager, so that puts me off a bit. Either them or Rockport books, with trackies tucked into their socks- not a 90's look that needs revisiting IMO!

MrsWinnibago Sun 11-May-14 22:07:13

Could someone please tell me what cool trainers I should buy for my almost 10 year old DD? I am clueless and I fear, so is she....I need guidance! Sorry to hijack OP...of course you're not unreasonable!

Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 22:10:02

For a 10yo I'd probably go for Converse, I think they look really cool on kids. Some of the retro adidas styles, Stan Smiths, Supersatrs etc are really trendy again and not as expensive- or as likely to get pinched- as Air Max.

Northernexile Sun 11-May-14 22:10:31


Meglet Sun 11-May-14 22:11:48

I prefer the first pair too. I went for a grey Nike in the end, I think it works better with blue or grey jeans. For some reason I'm not sure black Nikes and blue jeans work as well.

JustAboutAdeqeuate Sun 11-May-14 22:12:15

I had a pair of Adidas Gazelles in the 90s as a teenager. I loved them, and when I get paid this month I'm buying myself another pair smile

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