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Honestly - is this style of trainer terrible?

(18 Posts)
Sadik Wed 22-Mar-17 21:00:34

I love converse, but just need something a bit more supportive/solid. Wondering about something like this or this.
(Don't have to be vegetarian, but I think it might be the right sort of style and ideally looking for something EU made / non-sweatshop.)

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 22-Mar-17 21:04:15

They're not my cup of tea, but they remind me of Camper trainers if you were looking for leather (not sure about their ethical credentials though).

www.camper.com/en_GB/women/shoes/imar/camper-imar-20442-096

Sadik Wed 22-Mar-17 21:08:22

Yes, that's definitely the right sort of thing - leather and sort of trainer-ish but not quite. (Am going shopping at the weekend in the big city mostly on dd's behalf, but hoping to get a quick poke around for me too if I can figure out in advance what to look for!)

BikeRunSki Wed 22-Mar-17 21:08:59

I love that style

Devilishpyjamas Wed 22-Mar-17 21:10:38

I like them (the veg ones and the camper ones).

BounceBounceSplishSplash Wed 22-Mar-17 21:11:02

I like the Camper ones that Judy posted.

whyistherenoavocadoemoji Wed 22-Mar-17 21:15:41

Have you tried this brand? They're vegan but IMO a bit more elegant that the ones your posted..

http://www.veja-store.com/en/17-women

GreyTS Wed 22-Mar-17 21:15:57

I like the trainers in your second link, the navy Cheetahs. Not so keen on the brown or the Campers. Could also try Veja trainers, v ethical French brand, don't know where they are stocked though

GreyTS Wed 22-Mar-17 21:16:37

Cross posted there, yeah they are a lot more attractive than the others

whyistherenoavocadoemoji Wed 22-Mar-17 21:18:04

Grey cross post. Only in Anthropologie or Canopy in the U.K. I think but you can get them online obviously.

Sadik Wed 22-Mar-17 21:27:16

Oh, I really like the Veja trainers, I'd never heard of them. I suspect they won't be an option in Cardiff (!) but I often buy shoes online anyway.

tethersend Wed 22-Mar-17 21:27:20

Sawa shoes

Sadik Wed 22-Mar-17 21:30:06

I really like that they are honest about the limitations to what they do as well.

imjessie Wed 22-Mar-17 21:48:24

I prefer adidas gazelle if you want a sporty low profile look .!

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Wed 22-Mar-17 21:52:49

Might be unfair but I used to buy shoes from them when I lived in Brighton and they always fell apart.

Have you thought about New Balance? They do some vegi shoes and about 85% of their shoes are made in the UK.

Sadik Wed 22-Mar-17 22:05:20

Was it the Vega trainers that fell apart Ivy or the Vegetarian shoes ones?

I've not been keen on the New Balance styles I've seen around (more what my teen would wear), but will look at them again, didn't know they were made in the UK.

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Wed 22-Mar-17 22:16:53

The ones from the Vegetarian Shoes shop. But that was a long time ago. They might well be better now.

DH has some shoes from here: wills-vegan-shoes.com
He wears them for work and they are lasting really well.

user1481140239 Thu 23-Mar-17 22:41:17

try veja or air and grace ....

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