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How many pairs of trainers do you own?

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GingerAle1 · 18/03/2023 00:54

I typed out a long waffle and MN ate it
Probably just as well

Short version - how many pairs of trainers do you own? Do you wear them with anything that's a bit smarter, eg relaxed jacket?

If you wear animal print - I have one jacket and one top - do you wear trainers and if so, how do you make them work? I always wear black boots.

In fact, how do you put together trainers with any print, just pick up an accent colour? When I try to shop for trainers, I could just buy them all!

I used to be very much one for black boots but it does seem to be trainers everywhere now, work or going out. I'm about to start walking a lot more of my commuting route too so trainers all day would be easier. It seems like you'd need a pair for every outfit though - wishful thinking!

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lifesnotaspectatorsport · 18/03/2023 21:09

One pair for the gym.

I don't like the look or feel of trainers. Even after I take them off I still have the sensation of them for ages. Too enclosing and foamy.

I live in boots.


GingerAle1 · 18/03/2023 21:12

I don't own any Converse, I perceive them as having no arch support?

thanks for all the ideas. I am going to have a lovely evening looking at trainers. Black with rose gold trim sounds <chefs kiss>

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TattiePants · 18/03/2023 21:35

I was going to say 12-15 pairs but a pp reminded me of my converse that I haven’t worn in ages so probably closer to 20 pairs.


Ireallydohope · 18/03/2023 21:44

I love wearing the same trainers for ages because they just get so comfortable when worn in a bit. I have however just ordered a pair of new trainers about half an hour ago that I convinced myself I didn't need but decided I really did. I have about 10 pairs but only wear about 3. Probably have more stashed away that are forgotten about


Usernamen · 18/03/2023 21:49

I have 5, but only wear 3.

I’ve decided I’m going to build up a small collection so that I have trainers that go with everything.

Latest purchase was a pair of white/blue 327s (yes, I know they’re everywhere, but they’re so so so comfortable), next will be some black Gazelles, I think.


sixfoot · 18/03/2023 21:53

Stan smiths
Nike running trainers
ash high tops
six pairs of golden goose 🙈

not too bad actually!


Goingoutdancing · 18/03/2023 22:13

At least 20 pairs of converse. Couple of pairs of Nikes
Some blazers
2 pairs of Vans
Some sketchers for indoor fitness

I'm more a boot person though 😂


Lamontaine · 18/03/2023 22:25

Oh I love trainers…
4 pairs Nike Internationalist
2 pairs Nike Pegasus
1 pair adidas high tops
2 pairs of ASICS for running and netball
1 pair Nike running
1 pair of gym trainers
1 pair Vega
Gucci Ace
Golden Goose mid tops

Now feeling the need for some new ones…


JaffaCake70 · 18/03/2023 22:26

3 pairs of Vans (2 black, 1 red)
2 pairs of Nike Dunks (one white and blue, one multi coloured)
1 pair of black Nike for work
1 pair of cream Reebok classics
1 pair of black suede Puma

So 8 pairs altogether.

Thank you to whoever invented trainers!


Wallingtonhall · 18/03/2023 22:28

Loads. Classics and newer. Live in trainers.


Vetoncall · 18/03/2023 22:51

Over 60 pairs, I'm a trainer addict.

I do CrossFit 6 days a week and 30+ pairs are CrossFit shoes, mostly NoBull or Nike Metcons. 4-6 pairs each of ON, Salomon, Brooks and La Sportiva running/trail running/hiking/dog walking trainers.
For casual wear I have AF1s, Dunks, various New Balance, Internationalists, Gazelles, Vejas, Converse and Stan Smiths in various colours. I don't wear animal print but usually match an accent colour with whatever I'm wearing.


premicrois · 18/03/2023 23:01

I have one pair of Skechers and that's it.


iwantchinese · 18/03/2023 23:05

i love trainers i don't really wear anything else

i have 1 black adidas, all black converses, black and white chunky converse, beige new balance, black and white nike zooms, white air forces, panda nike dunks, yellow black and white high top nike dunks, pink and white pumas, i used to have a few more but sold them as after pregnancy my feet couldn't get in them again😭 and a few boots and sandals and crocs(which are my fav i would highly recommend!). Trainers are my go to, i want more but can't justify it on maternity leave so when i return to work in a few months that's going to be a present from me to me 😂.

With dresses i usually just wear high top converses and with anything else i normally put the outfit together then decide which trainers i think will go best with them. If i can't find trainers to go with the outfit i'll either change the outfit or go with another shoe.


Ireallydohope · 18/03/2023 23:10

@Usernamen those are the exact same ones I just bought Grin


handsoffate · 18/03/2023 23:11

Two. One for exercising, probably now covered in dust, and a pair of Allbirds, if they count as trainers.


Phoebo · 18/03/2023 23:13

1, but I'm not a trainer person. I own about 20 pairs of boots and about 60 pairs of heels! I'm about to buy my second pair of trainers shortly, although they're very similar to the ones I already own


ÉireannachÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ · 18/03/2023 23:14

Nike Air Max


Luredbyapomegranate · 18/03/2023 23:16

About 7

Red, White, white n cream, silver, black and white, dark red

And 2 or 3 for the gym

A bit more than 7 then

I wear them with almost everything, just pick up an accent colour as you say (or a contrast colour)


ShonaShoop · 18/03/2023 23:18

I’m a runner. I, currently, have 3 pairs of running trainers and one pair of trainers to walk the dogs. Once my running trainers no longer have the “spring” they are relegated to dog walking shoes.

I don’t wear trainers other than running or walking the dogs


ChocSaltyBalls · 18/03/2023 23:20

About 11 or 12 I think


Ireallydohope · 18/03/2023 23:25

I bought some £8 plain white Primark trainers a couple of months ago in case I need them to go with summer outfits not very comfy though - before that I bought expensive Nike trainers because my feet were hurting in my boots shopping in London.

And my favourite gazelles were another random impulse buy because I wore a left and right foot from different pairs of nearly identical black trainers with white soles Grin one time Blush


DelphiniumBlue · 18/03/2023 23:29

Oh dear. Quite a lot, but in my defence some are very old.
Royal blue Nike, about 12 years old
Fitflop trainers in white, black, ( from last year) pink and stone ( from about 4 years ago) and silver ones about 6 years old.
Black Hurache about 7 years old
white Puma - 4 or 5 years old
Red and white suede New Balance - new this season
Pink New Balance - bought last autumn
Currently coveting Adidas gazelles in black suede but don't think I can justify them.
I also have black DM boots and black Birkenstock chelsea boots, I think comfy feet are vital!


Judystilldreamsofhorses · 18/03/2023 23:29

Loads of trainers! I have a leopard print midi dress and a leopard print midi skirt, both of which I wear with either gold Nikes or white Stan Smiths.

trainer-wise I have:

Stan Smiths white, and black
Adidas C80 - white, black, grey
Adidas Ozelia - white
NB 574 - cream, red
Adidas Astir - black, cream
Nike Air Max - gold
Veja Esplar - black

Plus actual running shoes


DelphiniumBlue · 18/03/2023 23:31

Oh yes, I forgot the white Primark trainers bought in emergency after getting soaked on holiday ! Surprisingly comfortable!


DelphiniumBlue · 18/03/2023 23:34

I miss my first pair of trainers, white LA Gear hi-tops, bought in LA in the 80's! Before that it it was black or white plimsolls!

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