When did trainers become high fashion?

29 Jan

Most kids live in trainers, comfortable and convenient. As a matter of fact ‘doing up your laces’ is almost a rite of passage. The truth is I have never liked trainers. I doubt that I ever will. There was this one term I wore trainers for physical education in secondary school. Anyone in possession of a photograph is sitting on a gold mine. I discovered plimsoles and trainer shoes and was rescued.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I think that all trainers are ugly. It’s just that me and them will never be friends. The problem is while I was busy hating trainers they suddenly became hot must-haves. But not just any old trainers. Trainers with a wedge? Re-defining everyday comfort and merging it with pure hotness.

The designer Isabel Marant put them on the map (as far as I know.) Celebrities left right and centre have been caught doing everyday tasks in her designs. Case example; Dakota Fanning….

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Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

So what do you guys think, hot or not?

fashionable wedge trainers by studiochi

1. Isabel Marant The Bekket leather and suede sneakers £370 at Net-A-Porter

2. Nike Dunk Sky High Olive Wedges £85 at ASOS

3. Aerobic2 Hi-Top wedges £45 at Topshop

4. London Rebel Black Stud Concealed Wedge Hi-Tops £49.99 at New Look

5. Elyssia Black Leather look lace up Hi- Top Wedge £30 at Boohoo

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