I used to joke that I came out of the womb in a pair of 4 inch heels. From a super young age there was nothing I couldn’t do in stilettos. Negotiate cobbled streets? Pff easy. Drive? No problem. Run to the corner shop? Without breaking a sweat. But lately there’s a new footwear lover in my life and it almost makes me shudder to say it – trainers. For me, trainers have always been strictly restricted to the gym bag. They’re for function not fashion and I’ve stood firm on that for 20…ahem…something years!
I don’t want to be cliche and say it’s an age thing or that I’ve got sloppy in my style, it’s more of a fashion evolution, another element to my outfits…and yeah sometimes my feet just hurt. Spring saw the purchase of my first non-workout trainers and I’ve been hooked ever since. From Gucci to Prada, Topshop to Zara, everyone’s jumping on the comfort bandwagon and there’s some seriously chic styles about. While I used to think only a certain kind of fashionista (like this babe) could pull off an understated plimsoll or an over-sized sneaker, it turns out there’s a style for everyone, even someone with bandy ankles like me.
Teamed with skirts and dresses, skinny jeans and leggings, I can’t believe something so practical can also look so effortlessly cool. So, while I’m not hanging up my heels quite yet (there’s a beau-ti-ful pair of Choos I’m saving for RN), I’m elevating my everyday edit by making room for these lace-up lovelies…
HIGH STREET TRAINERS