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Quick vote: silver converse, yay or nay?

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AuntPol Thu 23-Mar-17 17:05:57

Have been eyeing these silver converse for a while, and now they're slightly reduced.

Am I too old for them? (I'm 42). Or are they a bit naff whatever your age? Or shall I buy them? Help me decide, please!

DryHeave Thu 23-Mar-17 17:09:41

I'm 31. I have them. They're gorgeous.

DaisyBD Thu 23-Mar-17 17:10:01

it's a yay from me. I'd wear them, and I'm 50 (but I'm of the 'wear whatever the fuck you want' school of dressing).

SapphireStrange Thu 23-Mar-17 17:10:32

I'm your age and I'd wear them, although I appreciate that doesn't necessarily help!

I think they look nice because they're a 'soft' silver colour, IYSWIM, rather than see-your-face-in-them shiny.

AliciaMayEmory Thu 23-Mar-17 17:10:53

I think they would go with loads of things, especially when we eventually get some nice spring weather!

RicketyCricket Thu 23-Mar-17 17:11:34

Yay. They're lovely.

Hoppinggreen Thu 23-Mar-17 17:12:20

Do it!!!!! I'm 45 and I would if I did not find Converse so bloody uncomfortable

burnishedsilver Thu 23-Mar-17 17:12:29


MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 23-Mar-17 17:12:33

They're lovely, I vote you get them!

Moregilmoregirls Thu 23-Mar-17 17:12:49

I'm 42 I wear Converse and now I want them too grin

AuntPol Thu 23-Mar-17 17:13:21

Thank you - they're in my basket ready to go smile

geordiedench Thu 23-Mar-17 17:13:32

They look gorgeous. But I agree with Hopping - converse are SO uncomfortable. Like duct-taping bricks onto your feet.

Bluntness100 Thu 23-Mar-17 17:14:41

It's a yes from me too and I'm 47. The only thing I would say is if you're not used to converse, they provide sod all support and can be uncomfy after awhile.

AuntPol Thu 23-Mar-17 17:17:11

Bought them!

I mostly live in converse anyway - it was the silver I wasn't quite sure about. Thank you all for helping me spend grin

SapphireStrange Thu 23-Mar-17 17:18:29

Re: comfort, I get those orthotic insole things from Boots. They feel much more supportive with those in.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 23-Mar-17 17:19:10

i am well older than you and went through theri sale page like a dose of salts the other day!

I ended up ordering the gold foil leather ones which are way nicer in real life....leather toe and nicer with a dress I think

But I was pining for the woven silver ones and dd spotted them in store yesterday and icked them up for me, so now i am all set for and silver .
Now I want your ones too......

BestIsWest Thu 23-Mar-17 17:26:43

I would and I'm 53.

Saw someone wearing beaded lilac ones the other day and have been unable to find them online but the silver is really pretty. Tempted.

n0ne Thu 23-Mar-17 17:30:06

I was expecting not to like them (sparkly is not my bag) but they're ace! I'd wear them and I'm pushing 40. I think any age could rock those.

Lambzig Thu 23-Mar-17 17:35:09

I got them for DD who is six and have been kicking myself ever since because I want them and even I think matching shoes with my DD might be too much. Go for it.

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AuntPol Thu 23-Mar-17 17:42:26

I think I will have to show DH this thread, when he makes his inevitable "what have you bought now?!" type comment. The collective wisdom of S&B Mumsnet can't be wrong!

tondelaya, you can never have too many pairs of shoes, surely? And lambzig, your DD will grow out of hers in no time...

lakehouse Thu 23-Mar-17 17:43:36

Converse on anyone no longer a teenager looks try hard and desperate. Sorry but it's true! And silver 🙈🙈🙈 Please don't!

kaco Thu 23-Mar-17 18:05:11

Bought these for my 8yr old daughter...wish I'd got a pair for myself (I'm 47). 😄

DaisyBD Thu 23-Mar-17 18:09:30

don't listen to lakehouse! she doesn't know what she's talking about grin especially as I have now bought both gold and silver. I don't care about looking desperate - I think you only look desperate if you are desperate, and if you don't feel desperate you can't look it.

taybert Thu 23-Mar-17 18:20:39

Well if it looks desperate then there are plenty of desperate looking women about and I'm happy to be part of their crew.

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