I had a question the other day about what are the best new trainers to buy for Spring and Summer. I am a devotee of Hummel hi tops, but I look with great envy at anyone who has these Americana Hi pair from Adidas.
If you don’t like either of those, as a general rule the next pair of (fashion) trainers you buy should be a high top, whether it’s an Air Force 1 mid-rise or an Air Jordan or anything else.
Vans? Converse? Go crazy.
I was literally lookling at ‘spring trainers’ last night. I want some that I can wear with jeans, shorts, skirts and that don’t need to be kept shiny white. Cool trainers but that are also practical for wandering around aimlessly with children. Basically a shoe that doesn’t actually exist.
These are they! They don’t need to be kept shiny white; slightly beaten up white trainers are so cool
Louise C says
I have Allbirds mizzle hightops which are so comfy but my daughter said looked like grandad trainers.
AllBirds are terrific in many ways but yes the shape is still a little challenging
I really love my Feiyue trainers – I have the classics and the high tops and they have both lasted well for years despite the fact I generally treat my shoes like shit.
I also like Jules & Jenn – responsibly made, French, v comfy. I guess you will now run in to some Brexit related customs fuckery, but how you could you resist some delightfully named baskets à scratch?
Any recommendations for trainers without laces? Have looked at and dislike 1) the style of the Vans slip ons 2) the Veja velcro ones (consensus seems to be they’re not comfortable). I keep seeing pictures for what looks like Adidas Gazelles slip one before realising they’re baby pram shoes. Argh!
the Stan smith Velcro ones are good if you like a Stan Smith
I bought some Skechers slip ons, but they’re fucking ugly. Comfortable, great for running, but ugly.
I’m obsessed with Vans but I’m not really bothered about what’s the latest thing, trainer-wise. I have 3 pairs of the Vans skate hi (inc a pair with a beefburger print all over, and a pair of the MTE wintery ones) and a couple of pairs of the Old Skool (one glittery). Recently discovered the Customs bit of the Vans website where you can design your own, so if you can’t find exactly what you want you can try there. Can’t wear Converse as my feet are too wide although I recently saw they brought out a wide fit, which I haven’t tried yet.
I got some stripy Rocket Dog jazzin sneakers for Christmas. They’re wide-fit so much more forgiving than the equivalent in Converse.
Rogue Matilda’s Lovebugs or new Scrappy (eco-trainer) – independent uk brand, made in Portugal, memoryfoam soles so v v comfy x