my new obsession: velcro trainers

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?

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Nike Air Rift Liberty print trainers, £84.99, office.co.uk (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, office.co.uk (BUY ME HERE!)
Air Rift black
Nike Air Rift trainers, £84.99, office.co.uk (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.

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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, matchesfashion.com (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. 🙂

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Clarks Junelle Polly, £60, clarks.co.uk (BUY ME HERE!)
Jil Sander
Jil Sander trainers, £257, farfetch.com (BUY ME HERE!)