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Do I want some converse-style trainers?

(61 Posts)
TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 18:46:56

I think I do.

I need something more substantial than ballet-pump-type shoes (what my Dad calls 'outdoor slippers') to wear with my jeans.

Where can I get nice cheapish ones from?

Are there 'rules' about wearing them?

cocolepew Wed 02-Sep-09 18:51:28

Yes you do. Take your pick

LyraSilvertongue Wed 02-Sep-09 18:54:31

Yes but you want Superdry. Way cooler thasn Converse.

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 18:54:42

Thanks. Good answer

OnlyWantsOneDoesntLikeDM Wed 02-Sep-09 18:55:09

I have a couple of pairs and love them.... they go in the washing machine too

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 18:58:05

Don't care about cool Lyra, care about looks nice/not too spensive.

Wilts Wed 02-Sep-09 18:58:15

Oh Converse are brill- you definitely need some grin

PCPlumIsMyHomeboy Wed 02-Sep-09 18:58:34

PF Flyers are fab too-Converse-esque, but in leather, so a bit warmer for winter. You can get them in Schuh

Wilts Wed 02-Sep-09 19:00:31

My local Shuh has some Dorothyesque red sparkly converse today, they were lovely. I would never be brave enough to wear them though!

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:02:47

WHat do you think of these purple things?

PCPlumIsMyHomeboy Wed 02-Sep-09 19:04:39



Wilts Wed 02-Sep-09 19:06:45

Hmm I like the pattern, don't like that they are addidas. Not to be worn the same way as converse I don't think.

cookielove Wed 02-Sep-09 19:07:06

oh i quite like them, kinda cute

and def buy converse but for me it has to be converse

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:08:53

Red vans (hope link works)

Rocket dog may be too neon for me, not sure

Actual converse

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Wed 02-Sep-09 19:10:46

Like Cookie says, it has to be Converse.

Have a shop around though as they vary in price. Amazon often have cheaper ones.

Wilts Wed 02-Sep-09 19:12:03

Well I would say the converse- Dh ordered that exact colour today!

If you like the Rocket dog, have you looked at the Babycham ones?

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:12:14

Why does it have to be converse? I just mean that I wanted some very falt non-chunky trainer-type things.

<loves how MN lets me chat about shoes in detail with people who care>

cookielove Wed 02-Sep-09 19:16:12

what i mean is don't buy cheapy next version of coverse, personally i think if your going for the look you should get the name not the fake copy

Wilts Wed 02-Sep-09 19:18:26

I agree with Cookielove.

I had some cheapy fakes and they just didn't look the same, also Converse seem virtually indestructible grin

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:20:36

Okay, but what if it's a similar style but a different 'name'? Is that allowed? The converse I can see are only £35 so doesn't seem worth getting cheapy next ones, and they are going to take a lot of wear so I want good quality.

Thanks for brand recommendation PCPlum and Wilts - I have no idea so am just looking at words that I think I have seen before, or that someone has mentioned to me.

cookielove Wed 02-Sep-09 19:24:20

well yeah you can go for other brand names, but converse are good, i like babyshams to and my friend likes rocket dogs but i find they fit very slim on the heel and are to uncomfortable.

My lovely Converse

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:28:56

Wow, that's very pink! I think I'm gonna go for a maroon or dark purple if that option is available.

cookielove Wed 02-Sep-09 19:29:48

i like pink, i think every colour is available

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 02-Sep-09 19:30:26

Message withdrawn

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Sep-09 19:39:11

Can anyone see the difference between burgundy and maroon here? hmm

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