Sunday, 18 November 2012

Commuting Kicks

I have a slight phobia of white trainers with work wear. Whilst I do think it's a great idea not to wear your heels, brogues, ballet pumps, boots etc whilst walking to work, a white trainer does no office wear  any justice - whether you're a guy or a gal. I've done it on one occasion and hated it so much, I vowed I would never do it again.

I walk at least an hour every day - from my flat to the tube, the tube to my office, and then the return journey. Working for a shoe company, I often (if ever) don't wear the most supportive and suitable footwear... the thought of MBTs makes me vom a little, and I wouldn't be caught dead in anything like an Ecco shoe, or a Camper trainer. However, over the last few months, my feet have given me quite a lot of pain, whilst I've been trying to solve it by wearing Converse instead of heels/ boots/ pumps on my commute, they really haven't been working, and this past week was the icing on the cake.

Sports is a massive trend at the moment, whether it's the wedge trainer, some New Balance trainers with a mini skirt or Nike Blazers with a dress... so there is masses on the market to choose from in terms of comfort, support yet still being stylish. I wasn't bothered about a pair for running in, it was purely for walking to and from work, and mincing around at the weekends.

And so to Nike Town....

If you head to there, the staff whack you on a tread mill to see how you walk, and then choose you some treads according to your needs. All I really wanted was a pair that were anything but white, something supportive yet something cool at the same time... there was masses to choose from and I was pretty happy with the ones that I ended up with. So much so, I'm actually quite excited about my commute tomorrow morning! They weren't cheap, but knowing how much I will wear them, I know it's worth it. 

Nike Free 5.0 - £85 Nike Town 

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