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have I missed the boat for New Balance style trainers?

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indecisivedoctor Mon 21-Mar-16 22:27:57

So I'm aware ages ago there was a trend for trainers worn casually ( ie: not for sport). As usual I'm approx 2 years, if not more, behind fashion but have decided I'd quite like some.

Is this really passé? I tried some on in Clarks the other day which were nice colours but the "Clarks" label put me off..

Any suggestions? Or is this just not ok? I'm a 35 yo Pt working mum of a toddler.

ScarletForYa Mon 21-Mar-16 22:30:09

New balance are for geography teachers! Or parents who cycle with a child in a tent on wheels behind them.

indecisivedoctor Mon 21-Mar-16 22:32:25

Oh god Scarlet. We have that cycle thing. They're clearly perfect for me! Luckily I am a doctor and not a geography teacher. Maybe that's worse?!

ScarletForYa Mon 21-Mar-16 22:34:06

Lol ah they're not that bad, I have a pair! grin

bingisthebest Mon 21-Mar-16 22:34:51

I wear them and I am a 35yo mum of 3 who works pt! Nurse actually.
So does my 17yo niece so u think they can still be gotten say with. ..,but we do live in the West Country so maybe a bit behind down here!!

bingisthebest Mon 21-Mar-16 22:36:52

I got then as an alternative to converse which I wear a lot. Quite pleased they make a change.

indecisivedoctor Mon 21-Mar-16 22:47:11

Yes I fancy them as a converse substitute. I'm also hoping to be able to wear them with socks ( for my poor frozen feet!).

CointreauVersial Mon 21-Mar-16 22:52:35

Casual trainers still a thing, for sure.

Personally I'm not crazy about New Balance; I prefer Adidas Gazelles or Pumas, but no one is going to point and laugh if that's the brand you choose.

CointreauVersial Mon 21-Mar-16 22:53:37

Socks should be the invisible (ie hidden inside the shoe).

ArchiesMamaBird Mon 21-Mar-16 23:26:25

I'm a 25yo PT working mom to a toddler and I have new balance! I love them, the most comfy shoes I've ever owned. But I also have some Nike Juvenate trainers and I switch between them both and my converse/Toms when out and about on Mama duty wink

velourvoyageur Mon 21-Mar-16 23:34:47

loads of people I know wear them! mostly 18-25 y.o.

Dreamqueen Tue 22-Mar-16 06:51:37

i'm 56 & love NB. I have orange, yellow, purple & grey ones. I wear them all them time, especially since breaking my little toe last summer. I had to completely rethink my footwear wardrobe after the accident & have fallen in love with all ypes of flat shoes. i used to totter around in heels previously.. Go for them, you won't regret it. smile

CactusKate Tue 22-Mar-16 06:54:22

What socks can you wear that are actually hidden?

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 22-Mar-16 07:00:57

I've just bought some! Grey and peach. I didn't realise they were seen as fuddy duddy confused FWIW I'm a 26yo WFHM.

They are soooooo light compared to all my other shoes! Am having to break them in though so I've got a bloody ankle hmm

louloubelle2 Tue 22-Mar-16 08:16:35

You need these kind of socks (by the way, most of these M&S ones are hideous, but you can get that style in Primark, Gap and lots of sports shops if you want plain ones)¤tPriceMin=0¤tPriceMax=15&lastSelectedSize=&resultsPerPage=24&sortBy=product_is_new|1&pageChoice=1&selectedAccordions=checkbox-2000|checkbox-10|checkbox-5

Trainers are definitely still a thing, I love New Balance for coloured ones, if you want to be really current, then Nike Cortez, or Adidas Stan Smiths, and the lightweight style like Nike Roche Runs are great for the summer.

indecisivedoctor Tue 22-Mar-16 21:17:36

Thank you!! Grey and peach sounds exactly what I'm looking for..

Off to google and then wait impatiently for payday smile

bingisthebest Wed 23-Mar-16 22:54:45

I also wear socks with mine not yet ready for those invisible socks. Can't stand cold ankles!

FankEweVeryMuch Wed 23-Mar-16 23:24:44

If your a size 6 or less the youth size NB will fit and are around half the price of adult ones.

I was in a very small playground after school and there must have been around 10 mums and 5 were wearing new balance myself included

indecisivedoctor Thu 24-Mar-16 07:19:11

Wow FankEwe- that's a great tip thanks! I'm a 6 but always thought that kids shoes stopped at Uk5.

washingrail Thu 24-Mar-16 09:58:19

i dont think they are out of fashion - they are a classic. my dh has 3 pairs and im considering a pair. on the school run, its mostly dads who wear them and ive only seen one mum wearing them. they're great with so many colours and sole styles.

MrsBenWyatt Thu 24-Mar-16 11:07:22

I was going to buy some New Balance trainers this week, but then decided on these Nike Roshe instead. They have loads of nice colours in the different sports shops (but I chose black) and they are really lightweight and comfortable.

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