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Alternatives to Converse?

(25 Posts)
googietheegg Sat 08-Apr-17 19:18:58

What else is good with the mum uniform of boyfriend jeans and stripy tops?! I've had to accept that converse just aren't that comfy. I've got stan smiths that I love but can't wear every day, so I need something else!

fiorentina Sat 08-Apr-17 20:02:26

Adidas Gazelle, Superga or classic Reeboks or Nikes?

Sugarcoma Sat 08-Apr-17 20:05:43

I swear by Vans! I much prefer them to Converse and I usually don't find any shoes except proper trainers comfy.

furryleopard Sat 08-Apr-17 20:06:54

Rocket dog jazzins - much cheaper too if you get in the endless sales and loads of different styles.

10Betty10 Sat 08-Apr-17 20:16:06

Vans Old Skool. Much more stylish and WAY comfier and long lasting than converse.

Ojoj1974 Sat 08-Apr-17 20:24:43

Superga I love mine

ElspethFlashman Sat 08-Apr-17 20:26:22

I'm very fond of Toms. Huge variety in colours/patterns. So comfy.

treaclesoda Sat 08-Apr-17 20:27:49

Dunlop do Converse like trainers that are a thousand times more comfortable and about a third of the price. But there is a limited range of colours.

If you want a huge range of colours then Superga are fantastic.

Shenanagins Sat 08-Apr-17 20:28:47

Addidas superstar, currently have great colours on the stripes and very comfortable.

YouWereRight Sat 08-Apr-17 20:35:41

Vans are comfy.

I fancy another pair of PF Flyers, but nowhere seems to stock them anymore, so I'll have to order from amazon, which I'm not a fan of.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 08-Apr-17 20:36:22

I love my Converse grin I have just ordered a navy pair and I plan to steal DD white low-top (we have the same size feet)

I don't like the foldy crease in the toebox of Toms - does it rub?

What about Sketchers?

theaveragewife Sat 08-Apr-17 20:38:30

Adidas Stan Smith

Greenvalleymama Sat 08-Apr-17 20:46:17

Ive just bought a navy pair of Hummell pumps (slimmer stadil lo apparently) instead of the usual cons, and they seem great so far.

They're not as comfortable as my sketchers, but they're a damn sight better looking and the sole is more padded than Cons. They're quite wide, so might be a good option for anyone who finds Converse too narrow.

OSETmum Sat 08-Apr-17 20:51:17

Vans are so much comfier than Converse!

RozTheSchnoz Sat 08-Apr-17 20:54:26

Hey Dude - super comfy!

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 08-Apr-17 20:59:43

Vans. Way comfier than Converse and last at least twice as long!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 08-Apr-17 21:42:41

Vans are too wide for me but YY Converse are a tad lacking in the cushioning and arch support.

Curses skinny long feet sad

bingohandjob Sat 08-Apr-17 22:35:37

Superga - I love converse but these are more comfortable for me.

Jungfraujoch Sun 09-Apr-17 10:05:56

Just got Vans yesterday - more comfortable than Converse which I find narrow, even the mens!

youokayhun Sun 09-Apr-17 10:11:49

Vans for me as well!

OdinsLoveChild Sun 09-Apr-17 10:21:49

I like Element. Theyre lovely and comfortable. Theyre difficult to get in the uk though. I think the surfer/skater shops stock them usually.

PNGirl Sun 09-Apr-17 11:10:15

New Balance 996 are very comfy!

ElspethFlashman Sun 09-Apr-17 12:18:36

70 no they're smooth inside. They're tight when you buy them and loosen within the first day to comfy amazingness.

Surprisingly warm with bare feet too as the canvas is really dense. Great when the breeze picks up.

DesertRose124 Wed 12-Apr-17 19:56:13

I have bought some ultra-cheap converse looking trainers from New Look - fantastic at about £8 a pair. I don't find the soles very comfortable either, but add School Gel insoles. They're twice the price of the shoes but make them easy to wear all day 😀

RedheadinCamelFlarge Wed 12-Apr-17 23:31:26

Another vote for Rocketdog Jazzins here - excellent for wide or boxy feet. I'm a convert!

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