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Trendy trainers: shoes for all walks of life

The Croft Magazine // Isabel guides us through the best trainers to feel cool in, even when no one is seeing you.

By Isabel Aspey, Third year, English Literature

The Croft Magazine // Isabel guides us through the best trainers to feel cool in, even when no one is seeing you.

Here are three takes on classic trainers with a twist, which are perfect for a bit of lockdown retail therapy.

Play Comme des Garçons x Converse Red Heart, £135 | Dover Street Market

This Comme des Garçonscollab makes a normal pair of Converse look boring. They come in both black and white, but the black pair are better suited for the current weather! They add a pop of colour to any outfit and look great paired with red lipstick to bring the look together. Who knows, maybe with valentine’s day coming up you will catch someone’s eye on your daily walk! They are slightly more expensive than normal Converse, but they are definitely a worthy investment if they become a staple in your wardrobe.

Nike Air Force 1 Shadow Women’s, £95 | Size

Nike Air Force 1 Shadow Women's

Everyone on campus has a pair of Air Force, but they are popular for a reason. They last such a long time (I have had a pair for 6 years!) and go so well with every outfit. These Air Force add something different to the traditional style, with a double-layered tick and extra logo branding to make your trainers stand out from the rest!

Nike Air Max 90, £115 | JD Sports

Nike Air Max 90 Women's

This play on the white Air Max 90s has an interesting colourway. With pops of blue, yellow, and pink you can effortlessly pair these trainers with a colourful t-shirt to brighten up your spring lockdown! The air sole, hence the name, provides extra comfort for those lockdown strolls – best to stick to the pavement though, as you wouldn’t want to get soil on these soles! (JD currently have student discount, so go grab them now with 20%.)

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So, there you have it - an eclectic choice of trainers to invest in to turn heads in on your daily walk!

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