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.)
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…
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.)