Dear Internets,



Most people have specific shoes for walking, for casually hanging out with friends and possibly for that moment you really need to instagram something pretty because your life hasn’t been validated with an abundance of red hearts in the last few days. We don’t judge that need for specific categorization because lets face it, consciously or subconsciously, we all do it. Ordinarily there are rational reasons for making these decisions, but not in my case. While I love my teetering high heels, platforms, sneakers and jellies, trainers are a broad spectrum shoe and one that requires deep consideration.

Trainers to me are the quick, comfy and cool option for everything. A trip to the shops, a hike down Europe’s large gorge, even the occasional date night when paired with the right clothes (yes I did hike 16 km down a gorge in converse and my Mr is my height so he gets the height advantage on occasional date nights). Given how essential this footwear is begs the question : What do I choose?

Here are our 5 contenders:billie shoes

Billie shoes: Classic looks and comfortable, Billie has everything you want including a $39.95 price tag. Lesser known than some of its peers, she’s definitely worth a look in and a life time of devotion.



Vans: Vans used to be the slip on I love to hate for no known reason and now I just love to love them. Popular and available in different colors and crazy mixed prints, their specials editions won my heart and for good reason.



Keds: The Canvas mary janes of my shoe collection. Another fun print loving shoe, they probably don’t stalk you like they did in OC days but don’t forget they are there in all their glory.



Converse: Or old faithful as it should be called. Now available in double stack, the classic colors and shape have something about them I love. The testament to which is the vast number of pair that crowd my shoe cupboard. Supremly comfortable, their special editions are usually to die for and always get comments and compliments. A no brainer



Superga: Apparently the people’s shoe of Italy and those curves don’t lie. The great trainer for those of you sick of what your friends are wearing. Love the look and the height of this trainer and with a print that extends all the way down to its soles, I will always be sad I didn’t snap up a House of Holland pair. Endorsed by Alexa Chung, what more positive proof do you need?

Now it’s just about what I want to join my vast collection. Round ups somehow just make things harder.



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