New Trainers! But Not For The Gym…

My husband wasn’t best pleased with me last week. After a horrid commute to work in central London, through heavy rain and stepping in multiple puddles, I binned my holey two-year-old hi-tops and bought some new trainers. But it wasn’t the spending that my husband was unhappy about – it was the brand of trainers I bought.

You see my husband has been faithful to one brand of trainers for a few years now – New Balance. He’s probably had around 12 pairs through the years, and I bought him two pairs for his last birthday. They’re ‘his thing’.

So when I mentioned to him (through an expectant grimace) that I had ordered a pair of New Balance trainers online, he sighed and rolled his eyes. But thankfully once he saw them, he forgave me. “I REALLY like them!” he said, with a big smile on his face. And a few days later, when he tripped over saw them in the living room, he repeated how much he loves my new kicks (can a 35-year-old get away with saying kicks? I’m not sure.)


New Balance trainers

Navy and pink New Balance Trainers

Close up of New Balance Trainers

My new New Balance trainers are a bit of a departure for me. My flat shoe history reads something like: Dr Marten boots (age 15), Nike Air Max (age 18), Adidas Shell toe Superstars (age 21), endless styles of ballet pumps (age 22-32), Adidas hi-tops (age 32-present). Not since I was 18, have I worn properly ‘sporty’ looking trainers unless I’ve been going to the gym… *cough* which doesn’t happen often… and these bad boys are going nowhere near a treadmill.

So I’ve been in need of a bit of fashion inspiration on how to best wear my New Balance trainers – thankfully those street style trendies have been wearing them for a while now…
How to wear New Balance trainers with style

Photo credits, clockwise from top: Blue New Balance, Grey New Balance, Blue and Pink New Balance, Red New Balance

I love the look of a rolled up boyfriend jean with them, and it’s amazing how great they look with a smart skinny black trouser too. I might try wearing a flash of pink with mine, to pick out the pink details, and come summer, I’m going to be all about the skirt and New Balance trainer.

Any stylish mamas out there got any tips for me on wearing my new kicks? (nope, I’m just going to give up on using that word.)





    • notanothermummyblog
      January 13, 2014 / 2:11 pm

      Ahh I love your NBs! They look fab. So you think skinnies and leggings are the way forward?

  1. January 13, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Oh I’m on the search for them too – can’t find my size in the colour I want – sob…so you’ve made me v jealous. Where did you get yours? And yes – I’ve tried trainers with skinnies and boyfriends and I think they work better with the former. You’ll get so much wear out of them – enjoy! Ax
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 13, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      I got mine from the New Balance website – they have sooooo many colours. They might have your size??

    • notanothermummyblog
      January 13, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Ha ha! Close… I’m 35 but I love that you can guess someone’s age by their shoe history!

  2. January 14, 2014 / 11:51 am

    Massive fan of trainers at the moment, I’ve got Onitsuka Tiger trainers in the same neon pink and grey combo as your New Balance ones. I’ve also got me some Nike Air Max One’s, which I am literally wearing with everything at the moment.

    I do empathise with your husband, I remember a few years back when mine got himself a pair of Rayban Wayfarers pretty much the same as mine. We looked less Kate ‘n’ Jamie and more Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou again this week, so loved having to take one more look at your Take That post to make it one of our featured posts this week! x
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:22 am

      Ha – we haven’t gone out both wearing our NBs yet. I might be kind and wear Converse when we go out together 😉

  3. January 14, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    I broke one of my toes in August and it has taken ages to heal so have gotten used to wearing trainers most day. At first, I felt a bit too casual (even though I’m a SAHM and don’t really get dressed up). But I’ve had to do as you have and figure out how to style them so no one asks if I’ve been to the gym. 🙂 #allaboutyou
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:24 am

      It does feel a bit odd at first doesn’t it? I think a lot of it is just confidence too.

  4. January 14, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    I’ve just fallen in love with sneakers for the first time since my converse, and have just posted about them too (name-checked you btw).

    Love how versatile they are, and I actually don’t feel like I am too dressed down in them – viva street stylistas! Thanks so much for joining in on #AllAboutYou this week, more the merrier!
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:24 am

      Thank you for the name check! I’m enjoying your blog.

  5. January 14, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    I love my New Balance trainers, but I have to admit I only wear them for running. Think it may be time for a new pair 🙂 #AllAboutYou
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:27 am

      Yes ! Do it.

    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:27 am

      Tempted to buy some….? 😉

  6. January 14, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    I am sure the NBs look fab on you, good colour choice, your trainer history reads very much like mine…in fact I have found my old shell toe Adidas (my third pair in a row at the time hence they are still white!) let’s hope trainers stay around a while they are sooo practical xxx

    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:29 am

      My first pair of shell toes had pale pink stripes – I was such a girl at 21. Thanks again for letting me use your pic!

  7. January 15, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Ooh, very nice and there’s a choice of colours? Off to take a look!
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:19 am

      Ooh let me know what you end up buying 🙂

    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:18 am

      They are the perfect pregnancy shoe!

  8. January 16, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Can I just say I’ve started wearing my Nike running trainers as trendy trainers since reading this post?! Husband finds it hilarious and calling me “Wannabe teen” but I love them. Nice with a skinny jean or boyf jean rolled up at the bottom. And oh-so-comfy!
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    • notanothermummyblog
      January 17, 2014 / 6:18 am

      Haha amazing. The NLM is just jel that you can pull off this look 😉

  9. こんにちはと私は同じようなものを所有し、私はちょうど好奇心した、スパムの多くを得る場合には応答を?ので、どのようにあなたがしなければお勧めしますそれは、いずれのプラグインやあなたが何かできること減らす? 私は最近、それが私を運転しているそんなに得るので、任意のサポート非常に高く評価されている。

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