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Are Ash high tops worth the hefty price tag?

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Waitingforsherlock Tue 30-Aug-16 18:55:09

Just that really. I really fancy a pair of the Virgins in grey, but am baulking at the £120 cost. Sales are on but they are all 3s or 8s, neither of which will fit.

TIA

Kitchenaide Tue 30-Aug-16 23:29:32

They look good but don't last if you walk a lot. The soles wear very quickly so if you are tough on shoes (eg over probate) I say not.

Kitchenaide Tue 30-Aug-16 23:29:48

Over pronate...

TheFallenMadonna Tue 30-Aug-16 23:32:29

I've had a pair for 3 years, weekend wear, soles starting to thin now.

MrBoot Wed 31-Aug-16 00:31:29

I wear mine in winter and wear converse in summer.

I was dying to get a pair. I wear mine in winter and converse/toms in summer so I am hopeful mine won't wear out ever...

But while I like them and wear them, I can't see myself buying a second pair when the inevitable happens.

Waitingforsherlock Wed 31-Aug-16 22:52:18

Thanks all for your answers. I think I might take the plunge, I really want some and I'm sure they will make me happy. grin

rightknockered Wed 31-Aug-16 22:54:41

I wore mine out, wouldn't buy again

gracearchersghost Wed 31-Aug-16 22:59:18

No. They're absolutely not. And despite my general profligacy, I wouldn't buy them again.

polyhymnia Wed 31-Aug-16 22:59:25

I love my Virgins - very comfortable .wouldn't mind another pair in pewter.

AppleMagic Wed 31-Aug-16 23:01:23

I've had two pairs (grey and beige). I love them but agree that they don't last long if you wear them everyday.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Wed 31-Aug-16 23:06:44

I love mine. They usually last a couple of years of daily wear from Autumn to spring. I always search the sales though and have never paid more than £80

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 31-Aug-16 23:11:42

They're great, if you don't walk in them any distance!

Not worth the money.

WiltingTulip Thu 01-Sep-16 12:13:51

I had to respond- I had a "distressed silver metallic" pair for about 5 years. I didn't wear them daily, but did wear them regularly and loved them. I threw them out prematurely and regretted it. The silver went with everything....

WiltingTulip Thu 01-Sep-16 12:14:36

Oh, I agree- they're only as comfortable as converse.

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 01-Sep-16 12:15:40

I love mine, would buy them again.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Thu 01-Sep-16 16:46:28

I think they're more comfy than converse as they're wider and the leather gives more.
But that's because I've got fat feet!

balkanscot Thu 01-Sep-16 20:33:33

Like the others have said, the sole isn't that hardwearing. I wore mine regularly for about 2 years and… [shocked] I soldiered on wearing them on days it wouldn't rain but being in Scotland that never really happened. So I binned them last year. Wouldn't buy again even though I love the style.

My old pair of Converse lasted 7 years (regular wear/tear abuse, i.e., walking a lot in them) before I felt that dreaded dampness in my feet when the sole started to give in.

PrimalLass Thu 01-Sep-16 20:38:10

They made my feet look like boats.

soupmaker Thu 01-Sep-16 23:25:51

Clarks did a look-a-like for small girls. DD2 had a pair in silver. Was sad to see them go. She looked much better in them than I did in mine. Agree some swear thin quick.

soupmaker Thu 01-Sep-16 23:26:33

*soles wear thin quick.

kittyhello Wed 07-Sep-16 11:59:49

If anyone is still looking for Ash Virgins at a more reasonable price check out this website:

here

Mine have just arrived today, I ordered 2 pairs as I was unsure about sizing, they definitely come up big and I'm keeping the smaller pair, didn't even bother trying them in my usual size. I ordered the perish colour and they are a much nicer colour irl than they look on screen. On screen they look brown but they are definitely grey.

I do not work this company honestly and my trainers are definitely the real mccoy.

kittyhello Wed 07-Sep-16 12:37:42

Oops just checked the website and the good colours are back at full price, sorry blush

babybarrister Wed 07-Sep-16 18:09:38

Ash shops still have sales on ....

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