My love of trainers is no secret.
There aren’t many outfits that a decent pair of trainers won’t suit. And call me crazy but there aren’t many occasions either. I’m a big fan of wearing trainers to work (hey, it’s officially acceptable now – I once read in Grazia that loads of the team wear them to work) and when it comes to heading out to the park with my daughter, they’re a no-brainer.
My weekend uniform of late has been that classic combo of trainers, striped top, statement necklace and skinny jeans (although I am now coming around to the idea of – gasp – boyfriend jeans) and I’ve had to stop myself from buying new trainers, most weeks.
Knowing how much I love them, online retailer Cloggs.co.uk have asked me to road test a pair for them. I hadn’t come across Cloggs before but loved browsing their shoes and trainers – they stock a huge number of different brands and styles. From Clarks court shoes to Joules slippers and from kids’ Uggs to sleek men’s lace ups by Ted Baker. I challenge you to take a look and not find at least five pairs of shoes you’d buy.
But back to trainers. Cloggs cover all the big trends, as far as I’m concerned…
1. Converse Allstar in mallow pink, £45.99
2. Vans Classic Slip-ons, £39.99
3. Converse Allstar hi-top in rose gold, £64.99
4. Skechers Flex Appeal, £58.99
But it was a pair of ASH hi tops in black leather that I went for. The leather is so soft, the first time I wore them, it felt like I was wearing worn-in shoes. They were so comfortable. The buckles give them an unusual twist, compared with usual lace ups, but they have a side zip to avoid a real faff every time you put them on or take them off.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been wearing these bad boys pretty much every day, with my striped tee and skinny jeans (did you notice the really annoying white line down my black jeans, above? How do I get rid of it… anyone?) and they look as good now as they did when I got them. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea – I’m pretty sure my husband hates them – but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And boys don’t ‘get’ fashion sometimes, do they?
My next trainer purchase is going to be some slip-ons like the Vans above. The only question is… checkerboard print or leopard print?
If you’re more of a classic Converse kinda person, listen up. Cloggs have given me a pair of Converse trainers to give away to one lucky winner.
THE PRIZE: A pair of Converse of your choosing from Cloggs.co.uk (subject to size availability and stock levels)
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