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Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 22:38:10

Trainer wise

Before I commit social suicide by ordering reeboks or something

Usually wear skechers

PeepshowPeg Sat 27-Aug-16 22:43:28

Nike or New Balance around these parts but leaning more heavily on the Nike, I'd say.

I'm rocking a pair of Adidas and I love them.

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 22:46:44

Addidas Stan smith or shell toe, Nike tennis. Not Skechers, never Skechers

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 22:47:21

Oh God have I been bad?

What's wrong with skechers

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 22:50:24

We went in Skechers today, I told dd if I ever get to a point where I am wearing them she is to push me under a bus immediately! Sorry Giles but there are much much nicer trainers out there ( and Skechers are so very bright) get a nice pair of white Stan smiths

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 22:54:40


Does it help if I say I wear black skechers?

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 22:55:53

It helps a little bitgrin

LockedOutOfMN Sat 27-Aug-16 22:56:58

Adidas - Stan Smiths or Superstars

Nike - Huaraches or Air Max

Converse in any colour, white have been really popular this summer, also pastels

I haven't seen many Skechers around. Maybe try on some other brands in the shop and see if you like how they fit.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 23:06:48

So I. Like these two would I look a knob wearing them with jeans

CointreauVersial Sat 27-Aug-16 23:09:11

OP - I have black Sketchers too, with white soles and laces, and they're not too heinous - maybe not the most fashionable choice, though.

Adidas Gazelles is what I'd pick.

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:17:49

What do you want them for? Is it everyday wear or actually doing exercise?
For everyday wear they shouldn't look like exercise trainers

FelixFelix Sat 27-Aug-16 23:20:45

I wear New Balance. I'd like to think of myself as fairly fashionable and I'm 26.

Do you have to buy black? I think most black trainers look awful for casual wear.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 23:21:49

I just want them for daily wear although I will be attempting to resume some very amature running/ hideously unattractive puffing sweating whale when kids go back

FelixFelix Sat 27-Aug-16 23:24:38

I got these recently. They are lovely in real life but a bit brighter than I'd usually go for. Need to size up in this style though,22/2427280680

I also have a pair in a light grey/mint green which are my favourite.

PlumDogMillionaire Sat 27-Aug-16 23:32:57

Hahaha come on... Did you seriously just suggest for a sketcher wearer to buy a pair of Huaraches?! Personally I find them a bit much even on teenagers and students.

Stan Smiths are the mainstream fashion trainer of 2016 and I have to say I don't find mine THAT comfortable. You mentioned a little running so I would probably say that New Balance is the best suggestion so far, they'd be classed as 'in' and won't be difficult to style... I think you can get some black ones with some subtle rose gold details which are nice.

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:33:16

If you really want black I would get a pair of black converse for everyday and then something cheap from sports direct for running in. Most proper running trainers don't go well with jeans and most fashion trainers are not great for running.

LockedOutOfMN Sat 27-Aug-16 23:33:27

OP, for running get some Asics; they will make you love running. Or at least not loathe it quite so much.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 23:36:58

Not loath it so much..... ha no chance grin

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:39:49

La respite has 30% off everything this weekend, they have classic converse as well as some Nike & addidas

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:40:20

That's la redoute!

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 23:40:45

Thanks nancy will check them.out smile

nancy75 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:43:04

Just don't use it to buy Skechers winkgrin

Judydreamsofhorses Sat 27-Aug-16 23:44:59

I have black and leopard print Nike Roshe, black glittery Adidas Gazelles and black Stan Smiths, and gold Nike Thea. I do not run. I've worn all of these with dresses/bare legs over summer, as well as jeans, and plan to wear the Gazelles and Stan Smiths with opaques and dresses/skirts when it gets cooler.

NicknameUsed Sat 27-Aug-16 23:45:42

Why is there such a hatred for Sketchers?

On holiday this year in Orlando and when I have been traipsing round London and Bath this summer I have seen a great many people in them (young and old).

IMO Converse don't count as trainers as they offer no support at all. They are just fancy plimsolls.

I have tried a lot of the more trendy brands, but they simply aren't as comfortable as Sketchers. Clearly I don't buy footwear to be fashionable, but to save my feet when doing a lot of walking smile

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 27-Aug-16 23:52:27

Hooray for the skechers love!! Finally!!

Been fitting my flippers first years

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