It started with Phoebe Philo wearing Stan Smiths at Celine’s A/W 2011 show in Paris. Since then, fashion has adopted trainers as its own. No longer are trainers worn just in the traditional “training sense”, which for many has been a revelation. Whether it’s a feminist take on fashion or just more of a practical take on fashion I don’t know – but I love it. With a lacy dress, a pleated skirt, smart trousers, to a business meeting, on the red carpet or when heels just won’t do – trainers can, do and will.
Now, one thing that I really can justify buying is a new pair of trainers. My Adidas silver Superstars are probably the most featured footwear on my Instagram account and they are rarely far from my feet. My Fitbit tells me that I’ve walked miles and miles and miles in them – and the four holes that I have now worked into them is testament to that. Cost per wear – less than nothing.
For a long time now I’ve been debating what to replace them with. You will not be surprised to hear that usually a decision of this nature doesn’t cause me any problems but in this instance. Well, let’s just say that the debate has been ongoing. It’s almost as if the fear of making the wrong decision – of replacing something so amazing with something inferior – is just too big a risk to take. But now – well now I have made a decision as to what I would like. And they feature stars. I don’t think that I will ever tire of stars. From star jewellery, to t-shirts, to handbags, to jeans and our latest wallpaper, stars adorn pretty much everything. These are my favourite picks so far…
Well hello baby! These are high on my wish list. Not just sparkly stars but glittery stars. Hush Galaxy Trainer (£145)
I saw these Star lace up sneakers in & Other Stories (£75) when I was in London earlier in the week. I’m not quite so sure about the multi-colours – the jury is still out – but they could be a contender.
Russell & Bromley moodboard sneakers (£195) – not strictly stars in their own right but there’s definitely a star presence.
Or how about the Dune Equel patchwork cupsole trainer (£60)? The reviews of these say how comfortable they are so I’m definitely drawn to them. [Sorry about the poor quality image; Dune make it tricky to get them!]
M&S star trainer (£29.50) – now I’ve already ordered these in the name of “research”. I really liked the white ones but they are out of stock. Black could be a little bit interesting. But I think that I might just still need some white ones too.
Oooh now aren’t these snazzy? They’re the ASOS Dawn Star Trainer (£25). They’re not leather, which some may prefer and as it says on the image, half sizes are available which can make a huge difference comfort wise.
Or there’s the ASOS Delilah moon and star trainer (£25)
I would love to know if any of you have bought any star trainers recently and if so, what the comfort factor is like. And if you don’t already have some, I would love to know which ones grab your attention. It might help me to decide which ones to go for!