There’s a theme to my blog posts this weekend – velcro. And today I’m looking at velcro trainers. They are not something I knew I loved until a couple of weeks ago, when I first put my new Nike Air Rift Liberty print trainers on my feet. Once they were on I was smitten – what’s not to love about a pair of trainers that you don’t have to lace up?

Nike Air Rift Liberty print trainers, £84.99, (BUY ME HERE!)

I love these Liberty print ones, but I know they’re a bit mental! So if you’re after something more subtle you might prefer them in plain white or black. What I like about them is that they are really flattering on the foot and ankle. I put it down to the vamp being so low cut, exposing some of the top of your foot.

Air Rift white
Nike Air Rift trainers, £84.99, (BUY ME HERE!)
Air Rift black
Nike Air Rift trainers, £84.99, (BUY ME HERE!)

But my velcro story doesn’t end here. On Thursday I went to Alex from The Frugality‘s shopping event at Fenwick, where we enjoyed 20% off everything in store. Now, I had already bought myself a T-shirt and some Happy Socks and was leaving, but couldn’t resist a quick peak at the shoe department on my way out. And then this happened: Marni velcro trainers.


I know, I know – they’re REALLY expensive and it’s not like I need any more shoes, but you all know how much I love Marni. And there was 20% off. AND I hadn’t yet bought myself a “well done on getting your second book” present, so these seemed perfect as I can even put them in the book! They are trainers after all. Plus they’ll look great with everything – including tights! – so I reckon they were a good investment. I’ve convinced myself they were worth it…if you like them they’re available in LOADS of different colours, too. I love these bright ones below.

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Marni velcro trainers, £330, (BUY ME HERE!)

These all quite expensive but just launched this week are the Clarks ones below, which come in black too and will also be available in a snake print. Nice one, Clarks. As this is such a marmite trend, I’d love to know what you think – I won’t be offended! Leave comments below. 🙂

Clarks Junelle Polly, £60, (BUY ME HERE!)
Jil Sander
Jil Sander trainers, £257, (BUY ME HERE!)

6 thoughts on “ my new obsession: velcro trainers ”

  1. Ooh, I had several pairs of Air Rifts some years ago. I loved them – they were so comfortable. I didn’t realise they were available again. Time to go shopping.
    The only downside I recall is that I used to get a bit teased by a couple of friends for having a camel toe (yes, they definitely meant the appearance of the shoe, not anything else)!

  2. Love these!! Pretty weird lookin’, but i love them! I’ve been obsessing over the Weber Hodel Feder velcro brogue boots, but can’t afford to spend hundreds of quid…have you come across any other cool velcro brogue boots or leather-look velcro shoes lately? any ideas would be much appreciated. i’m obsessing!! thanks for your great blog!! xx

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