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Converse no longer comfy. What can I wear instead?

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DelphiniumBlue Thu 25-Aug-16 00:48:18

I'm on my 3rd pair of silver converse. I love them, they go with everything. But I'm finding that they're not supportive enough and they're feeling too narrow.
What can you recommend as a replacement? I have wide feet, and am comfiest in Birkies, but soon it will be cold and rainy!

QueenofLouisiana Thu 25-Aug-16 10:56:46

I can't wear converse, but love Superga. I have a silver pair, bought them last year and they still look good.

Fuzzypeggy Thu 25-Aug-16 10:59:14

Converse are so uncomfortable for me, I never understand why so many people say they are comfy, although I guess we are all different. I'm into wearing trainers now instead, currently adidas superstars, much more comfy and bouncy.

LizzieMacQueen Thu 25-Aug-16 11:12:43

They don't have any in at the moment but I always find Boden's version of converses to be really comfy.

IToldYouIWasFreaky Thu 25-Aug-16 11:22:02

I agree with you. I used to live in Converse but they are too uncomfortable now. My feet are also wide.
I mainly wear Toms these days, either the classic ones or Paseos (lace ups). They are super comfortable! They do feel tight for a few days until they loosen up a bit, then they are like wearing slippers.

frikadela01 Thu 25-Aug-16 12:37:50

I gave up on converse after I admitted that my feet are just too wide for them. I now wear Rocketdog pumps, they're wider but in a similar vein to converse, they come in loads of designs too and are cheaper than converse too.

Thecatgotmytongue Thu 25-Aug-16 13:16:09

I love Converse too, but threw away my old tattered ones and bought some new ones and I HATE them! They so uncomfortable. I've worn Birkenstocks all summer and am dreading the bad weather when I have to wear something else.

I do suffer with plantar fasciitis, so couldn't wear converse for long anyway. I've got a pair of Rieker ankle boots for winter that seem comfortable. I've also bought a pair of Lee fake leather converse style trainers in a charity shop of all places, that seem super comfy blush

My advice would be go to a Pavers or somewhere and try on the Rieker and similar shoes.

DelphiniumBlue Thu 25-Aug-16 13:17:57

Thanks for the input.
Will check out Superga, they have the look I'm after.
Frikadela are the Rocketdog pumps lace up or ballerina style? I'd like something I can wear with socks.
I've not tried Toms, but wondering are they all canvas? And if so, how do they react to rain?

HeyMacWey Thu 25-Aug-16 13:19:39

I don't know if you've seen these orthopaedic insoles for converse?

I haven't personally used them but think I may need them soon as starting to need a bit more support.

Sootica Thu 25-Aug-16 13:22:24

Reebok skyscrape are the most comfortable shoes ever

ReActiv Thu 25-Aug-16 13:23:48

Skechers memory foam are by far the best thing i have ever bought. Not so sure they're the type of style you'd want though? I have three pairs.

NiteFlights Thu 25-Aug-16 13:25:26

New Balance, though I stay in Birkenstocks for as long as I can.

frikadela01 Thu 25-Aug-16 13:32:35

Mine are laceup. I have the jazzin and campo styles. Both super comfy. Check out the website for the styles
However I'd checkout soletrader outlet and mandala direct for good deals on them. I've also had vans from both sites which are dead comfy too.

frikadela01 Thu 25-Aug-16 13:33:56

Agree with reactiv too about sketchers. I have a few pairs and they're like walking in clouds.

TwinsplusAnotherTwo Thu 25-Aug-16 13:39:36

Oh, I like the rocketdog ones - what's the sizing like on them?

frikadela01 Thu 25-Aug-16 14:02:00

I'm a size 8 and find them true to size if not slightly roomy, especially the jazzing style. They're wider at the toes unlike converse which I find go narrower.

IToldYouIWasFreaky Thu 25-Aug-16 14:30:06

Classic Toms are NOT GOOD in the rain! They are (mostly) canvas, plus they have no grips on the bottom so get very slippy.

My Paseos (similar to these) are better in the rain. Similar to Converse.

Cellardoor23 Thu 25-Aug-16 15:02:59

I have a pair of sketchers and they are really comfortable but I find them a bit too chunky looking for my legs lol. I know some people might disagree but Hotters is actually quite good. Especially the memory foam ones. I've worn them all day for work everyday and my feet never ached (I have terrible feet) and they lasted ages. They also do canvas type shows as well.

Cellardoor23 Thu 25-Aug-16 15:03:45

Shoes not shows!

HermioneWeasley Thu 25-Aug-16 15:57:32

Another vote for sketchers memory foam. I resent having anything else on my feet now

DelphiniumBlue Thu 25-Aug-16 16:24:09

Thanks everyone.
Supergas have the look I want, and in silver, though I am also tempted by some of the trainers!
Does anyone know what the Superga sizing is like? - I am a 6/39 in most brands, but quite wide.

twobambinos Thu 25-Aug-16 17:01:25

I'm too late! But I recently bought a pair of Adidas gazelle and love them. Also have wide feet Also have some skechers which are super comfy but don't really match too many things

DelphiniumBlue Thu 25-Aug-16 17:12:39

Those Adidas ones are lovely! Spoilt for choice! Can I justify silver Supergas, black or red Gazelles, and a pair of sketchers? It will be my birthday soon.

lasttimeround Thu 25-Aug-16 18:05:46

Grey vans? Even more similar than supergas imo

lasttimeround Thu 25-Aug-16 18:06:27

I have same problem with converse but find the vans better

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