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Yikes, have to buy trainers. I hate trainers. Which are the least hideous please?

(75 Posts)
aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 18:41:57

The other night I got stuck trying to get out of dd's bed. I was feebling flailing like a geriatric upturned beetle. I suddenly had a vision of myself at 70, tottering along in a walking frame, which scared me so much I was driven me to join a gym (that and the flab). I do not own a pair of trainers. I hate trainers. They are so big and white. I feel a complete self-conscious fake in them too. I don't want to pay Louboutin prices for shoes so can anyone recommend a brand/style that aren't like breezeblocks for the feet? Please?

BettySpaghetti Tue 07-Aug-07 19:00:35

I like Adidas ones along the lines of these or these - not clompy breezeblocks but lightweight and available in other colours so not that glaring white look

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 19:08:29

I quite like the blue suede ones...but would I be laughed at/frowned on for wearing them actually in the gym? Sort of plan to do more stairmaster, leg exercises type things rather than high impact aerobics.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:10:50

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Califrau Tue 07-Aug-07 19:12:02

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aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 19:12:04

what do you wear on your fins?

motherinferior Tue 07-Aug-07 19:14:10

Cor. Aloha. Gym. Wow!

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 19:17:35

I am Not Looking Forward To It.
Induction Thursday.
Oh god.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:24:34

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aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 19:28:56

I do need more energy and to be stronger. The upturned beetle incident was not good.
Shall I just go to JD sports and say take me to your cheap trainers then?

MrsSpoon Tue 07-Aug-07 19:32:10

I like Nike Shox (not the full set, just Shox on the heels), you can get older colours/styles at bargain prices

Don't diss the classes when I started I really felt I was not a fitness class type and I love them so much, it helps to develop a herd mentality when you walk in the door of a class and let the instructor and the class push you beyond what you would do on your own in the gym.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:33:55

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ImBarryScott Tue 07-Aug-07 19:38:42

I have the blue suede adidas ones, and trust me, they are NOT a gym shoe. They are not supportive and not shock absorbant.

If you are new to the gym, you have to forget fashion if you don't want blisters/jarred knees etc.

You want some nice Nike motos - they are like slippers. Yes I look like a bit of a tool in them, but honestly, when accessorised with tracksuit bottoms, faded T-shirt and my mummy-tummy, I don't think it's my shoes people are laughing at.

you need ones like this

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 19:41:09

Cropped (just below knee-length) navy gym 'pants' in that synthetic fabric that wicks moisture away or something revolting, plus white v neck t-shirt. I think I shall just buy cheap!

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:42:56

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FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:43:29

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MrsSpoon Tue 07-Aug-07 19:51:15

These are nice and not white!

MrsSpoon Tue 07-Aug-07 19:53:11

My favourite gym wear shop.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 19:56:02

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ImBarryScott Tue 07-Aug-07 19:57:44

Don't get this having nice stuff for the gym. If you're working out properly you are sweating like a whore's fanjo, and no amount of reebok tailoring can save you.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 20:02:20

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Nbg Tue 07-Aug-07 20:02:35

I second MrsSpoon on the shox. I have a pair in white and they are soooo comfy.

Also have these but not in this colour.
Alot of people pull their nose up at them but they are amazingly comfortable and look really good.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 07-Aug-07 20:03:31

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ImBarryScott Tue 07-Aug-07 20:03:55

Cod, it's only yourself you are fooling...

florenceuk Tue 07-Aug-07 20:04:38

There is a good runner's shop in Westminster which will let you try out trainers and advise on which pair fits best. run and become.

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