I fell out of love with trainers about five years ago thinking that in my thirties proper shoes shoes would be more appropriate. So this whole resurgence of trainers as absolute footwear of choice by absolutely everybody for absolutely everything has got me a bit confused, thinking, really? Isn't this a sartorial step backwards?
But slowly I'm being sucked in. I started off high-end with a pair of NIKE x APCs. (Well, I bought two pairs actually.) Now, I've got my eyes on some New Balances, like these from J-Crew. New Balance, that's a first, a huge brand leap, a big deal.
More importantly, I've started running my ass off since making my new year resolutions (about 60k since January, woo!). So now I need actual trainers. For running in. I've always worn ASICS to run in but frankly, they look shit, and as there are so many good-looking, performance running shoes around at the moment, I think I need to branch out. The NIKE Free comes recommended by a friend who runs. And you can NIKEiD your own colours!
*Sorry, I can't bring myself to refer to them as sneakers, as Vogue did this month. A trainer is a trainer.
[Top image nicked from random fashion coolness's Pinterest page - dat girl knows a thing or two about trainys.]