So, finally, I’ve selected my summer trainers. After dicking about on the internet considerable research I’ve gone for a Mother black suede Eytys, with chunky off white wedges and no branding anywhere. They have cork inners, tough vulconised rubber flatform soles and are extremely comfortable. And Eytys are from Stockholm. #skandichic
It’s hard to define what makes you choose one style over another, but in this case it’s simplicity. As part of my research I did visit Kurt Geiger, normally an excellent source of well priced style, but every trainers seemed to be either embellished with floral sequin collages (nice, but not quite my desired ‘gentlewoman styling’) or emblazoned with words and uplifting messages on the rubber bit. I want no branding, no twiddly bits and no opinions expressed on my trainers, thank you. They do have a purple grosgrain pull-on ribbon on the back, which I find appealing.
They were pricier than I’d have liked to pay, £140, because I went for the suede ones. I will wear them with smart as well as casual stuff, and prefer the suede finish. I also know I will wear them almost everyday for most of the year, so my fashion-maths, wears-to-cost ratio should be less stupid than might first appear. I bought them from Matches, where there are some in the sale and the canvas ones are a slightly better £90. I obviously can’t argue with anyone who thinks I’ve slightly lost my mind in spending this amount on a shoe that’s basically a posh plimsole, so I wont even try.
I do love them though….