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Too Old For Nike Air Max?

(130 Posts)
INeedEarplugs Sat 08-Aug-15 23:50:28

Is there such a thing? If there is, what age would be too old for Nike Air Max?

SeenSheen Sun 09-Aug-15 00:39:24

For sports or walking/running, never. To wear all the time with anything, I'd guess around 25.

gamerchick Sun 09-Aug-15 00:44:37

Sketchers are better.

I wear trainers as standard wear and I'm 40. Too many painful spots in the body to wear something that looks good but does nothing for comfort.

CrystalMcPistol Sun 09-Aug-15 00:57:54

Sketchers are never better. Going barefoot in the snow is better than wearing Sketchers!

gamerchick Sun 09-Aug-15 01:29:41

Nope, skechers memory foam ones are bloody good for joint pain. I stand by my words grin

INeedEarplugs Sun 09-Aug-15 01:52:18

I have this and I have not worn this. Contemplating if I'd return or keep.

I have a Skechers but they're painful. I think because of the wedge style.

My comfiest pair is a pair of Adidas from years ago. I don't even know the style.

TheHappinessTrap Sun 09-Aug-15 07:23:49

When will you wear them? Just curious because they look comfortable. I haven't owned a pair of trainers in years!

Koalafications Sun 09-Aug-15 07:29:48

I prefer New Balance trainers, personally. I wouldn't see the Nike ones as ones that should be worn out (if you aren't exercising).

I would have to be paid a lot of money to wear Sketchers.

niceupthedance Sun 09-Aug-15 08:58:00

I'm 41 and I wear white Air Max. Although a man in the pub did say 'how old are you, because you have young trainers but a mature face?' confused
I don't care, I like them.

FifiLeBoo Sun 09-Aug-15 09:16:08

I'm 39(almost) and live in my air max, I love them and as far as I'm concerned I will never be too old

INeedEarplugs Sun 09-Aug-15 13:05:53

TheHappinessTrap - for walking around the city.

niceupthedance - the one I'm considering is the all white Nike Air Max 90! How is the maintenance? I imagine they'd be easy to get dirty.

meglet Sun 09-Aug-15 13:08:48

you are never too old for Nike Air. 41 here.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 13:30:08

I have black Nike Roshe and am 45. Not owned trainers other than Converse for years, but they are so comfortable and look fine with skinnies and with skirts.

I like these looks and have worn similar combinations, although obviously I don't look anywhere near as stylish!


Jeans and cardigan


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 13:31:12

And have just spent five days walking for miles on a city break, and my feet were the most comfortable they have ever been! smile

daftyburd Sun 09-Aug-15 13:48:04

I've just bought an all black pair. I'm 46 and wearing them today with a skirt.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 13:56:01

I tried New Balance on but found them clunky and nowhere near as comfortable as the Nikes. DD1 (who also has Nikes) calls the NB ones Lego Man Shoes.

I also tried the Skechers ones on, after so many recs on here, and despite my reservations about how ugly they are. I didn't find them at all comfortable. I 'might' have succumbed, despite the ugliness, if they felt nice - but they didn't.

ExConstance Sun 09-Aug-15 14:02:30

I'm 59 and I wear what I like. How can you be too old for a brand of trainers?

Deeznutz Sun 09-Aug-15 14:27:33

I would say, depending on your style,that over 35 and it looks too try hard. I personally think early thirties is really the limit and then you are pushing it. I am not a fan of the trainers/skate shoes look though. They are signposts for being a past it fashion victim.

Crusty middle aged people trying to pull off the yoof look is tragic. Very reminiscent of Janet Street Porter in her middle years. It ain't fooling anyone.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 14:32:29

Oh don't be so ridiculous. A pair of jeans or a skirt and a pair of trainers can be worn by anybody, from age 2 to age 102. It's nothing to do with trying to be, 'Down with the yoof' or, 'past it' or a, 'fashion victim.'

I looked a lot at what people were wearing whilst on holiday this week. The middle aged women who looked 'tragic' were the ones wearing work wear-esque dresses and court shoes, whilst tottering around museums etc.

Deeznutz Sun 09-Aug-15 14:39:02

You don't have to wear work-esque clothes as an alternative.

I think they do look ridiculous unless you are going down the gym. In my view trainers should be worn only for that intended purpose.

They are vile,clumpy, tacky items and are better worn by the very youthful until they have made all their sartorial mistakes and go onto develop style.

CrystalMcPistol Sun 09-Aug-15 14:42:52

Wow, imagine getting so aerated over a pair of trainers.

maybebabybee Sun 09-Aug-15 14:45:53

Wear whatever the fuck you want.

I'm 26 and I only wear trainers (Nike, converse, vans etc). I don't like any other shoes as I find them uncomfortable.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 14:47:44

What's your view of style then, Deez? Do share, as I'm sure that the OP will want to get it right. hmm

Deeznutz Sun 09-Aug-15 14:49:10

Imagine having a filter that allows you to think a person offering a view is 'aerated'.

Patronising much?

Deeznutz Sun 09-Aug-15 14:53:11

I think there are many lovely styles and it's very individual. What mine is is irrelevant given the context.

I just think trainers look hideous and like anoraks/wetsuits are strictly practical clothing and best worn for their intended purpose.

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