Style on Trial: Brightly coloured high top trainers

Trainers

As fully paid-up members of the Anti-Trainers league (Motto: Trainers – they really are just for the gym, you know…), there’s just no way we could judge these high tops from Topshop (£65) with any degree of impartiality at all. In fact, we can’t think of a single good thing to say about them: for one, they’re sneakers, and for two, they have that "look at me, I’m mad, I am" thing going on there with the colours, and that makes us shudder and reach for our peep toes every time.

Because of our bias against all forms of trainers/sneakers/whatever you want to call them, then, we’re turning this decision over to you, The Jury. You see, we’ve started to notice that brightly coloured high-tops have been sneaking under the fashion radar lately, and turning up in all kinds of stores where we previously wouldn’t have expected to see such a thing. This makes us suspect that they’re attempting a comeback. Will you welcome the high top trainers back with open arms, though, or will you be putting in a call to The Fashion Police requesting their immediate arrest?

4 Comments

  • March 6, 2008

    Veronika

    I actually do quite like trainers, like if I have a long hard day in front of me than I’d sure rather spend that day in my black adidas superstars than in a pair of heels. But these high tops?? A “no-no” all the way, although if you could hide the high top under your jeans on the blue ones, they might not be soo bad. But those pink/muster stripe ones? Yuck!

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  • March 6, 2008

    Orla

    High tops need to DIE!
    They’re awful 80s revival tosh that is only worn by hipsters who think they’re infallible but actually look like COMPLETE SWEAR WORDS!
    Sorry, but i hate this tainting of the sacred art of retro fashion, it’s tosh. Mother always said, If you lived it the first time, it’s a no-no. (and anyone over the age of 18 was born in the frigging 80s)

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  • March 6, 2008

    gokarm

    I couldn’t see myself in them, but I don’t have anything against them. They’re comfortable, they’re colorful and they look better than crocs. or uggs. I think if you wore them with a totally neutral look, I might even see my way towards kind of liking them.

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  • March 6, 2008

    Nancy

    I’m not fond of these particular shoes. They look a little cheap, and the colors and ugly. If I was going for a pair, I would buy these:
    http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w=attribute%3AUnisex&p=6&pp=1&view=detail&colourID=2084
    They are nicer, and a neutral color. It helps tone down the bizarre style. And they are about the same price!

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