early 40's - converse white, leather high tops - yay or nay?

(26 Posts)
RonSwansonsBestFriend Sun 05-Jun-16 22:38:09

Fancy a pair to wear with skinny jeans and tshirts as a an alternative to flip flops or loafers.

Will I look like I'm trying to dress too yoofull?

EatShitDerek Sun 05-Jun-16 22:41:28

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RonSwansonsBestFriend Sun 05-Jun-16 22:51:19

Thanks Derek.

I'll be ordering a pair, to heck with the naysayers.

Can I just ask, are they more comfy than the canvas and how's the sizing? My CT low tops fit me but rubbed my toes.

EatShitDerek Sun 05-Jun-16 22:54:08

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RonSwansonsBestFriend Sun 05-Jun-16 23:00:11

I too have the feet of a child (size 3) but they are like bricks, so are quite wide confused

I will let you know how I get on!

EatShitDerek Sun 05-Jun-16 23:01:52

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dereks right, anyone can wear converse at any age. don't worry about naysayers, just buy what you love, age is just an number to keep track of years, it has no bearing on your fashion choices at all. buy them,wear them, love them !!

omri Sun 05-Jun-16 23:22:35

Go for it - you can't go wrong with them in my opinion.

notagiraffe Sun 05-Jun-16 23:25:41

Get them.
And read this grin

RonSwansonsBestFriend Sun 05-Jun-16 23:27:01

Ordered! Thanks all, excited about my purchase, think they will fill the 'summer footwear gap' you know, when it's too cold/wet for flip flops but not enough for loafers or darker trainers.......I need a new shoe cupboard......


KickAssAngel Sun 05-Jun-16 23:29:55

I'm late 40s, also with a converse collection

read this

Ludways Sun 05-Jun-16 23:33:08

I'm 49 and wore my grey converse high tops today, I've never considered I may be too old and I'd be shocked if anyone thought it tbh. They're pretty inoffensive.

PhylumChordata Sun 05-Jun-16 23:42:24

Not too old.

Nineteen pairs eatshitderek? Whoah!

EatShitDerek Sun 05-Jun-16 23:51:05

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CoolToned Mon 06-Jun-16 01:58:44

37, and I just bought white leather hi-tops smile

I have found the solution for painful Converse feet - buy a size bigger!

Lipgloss74 Mon 06-Jun-16 06:06:52

I'm nearly 42 and have 5 pairs of converse but never had high tops yet. My black glittery ones are great for casual lunches ect, and white leather ones great for summer. If your buying a size bigger try ortho insoles, I find converse quite flat and need the arch support.

Floisme Mon 06-Jun-16 09:14:24

I've worn converse, on and off, since the 80s - and they weren't new then. They're about as youthful as hairnets.

MrsJayy Mon 06-Jun-16 09:17:31

The hightops hurt my ankles <dunno> but i wear black leather ones they are really comfy and any age can wear them

EatShitDerek Mon 06-Jun-16 09:22:47

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MrsJayy Mon 06-Jun-16 09:26:30

I have child feet as well (2) they are the only shoes that come in the same unisex styles adult and child that i can be assured that dont have flowers and bows on <sigh>

SauvignonPlonker Mon 06-Jun-16 10:16:40

I'm mid-40's & wear the Lux wedge-style. They make me look 5'3" grin

Love them, soooo comfortable.

Ludways Mon 06-Jun-16 10:34:12

I had my first pair of converse in the mid 70's, so begone with you youths, seeing our cool shit and trying to steal it. Stand up you 50 somethings and 40 somethings, take back what's yours and wear with pride!!

RonSwansonsBestFriend Mon 06-Jun-16 10:39:38

Brilliantly put Ludways grin

Floisme Mon 06-Jun-16 10:42:50

Yay! * Ludways* grin

Young people - go and invent your own stuff, like we had to!

RonSwansonsBestFriend Mon 06-Jun-16 11:02:45

I remember my mum saying things like 'I wore that skirt' or 'this music is from my era' and I thought 'yeah, right'

Now my kids listen to dance music and I have to stop myself from repeating 'I was there, right there when house music was born, this belongs to us, you know nothing....'


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