Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Silver pumps/trainers/sneakers

Pumps = the shoe you wore when you were 5 yrs old whilst doing PE in the school sports/dining hall wearing your pants and vest

Trainers = the thing on your foot you wear if you're good and you exercise


Sneakers = if you are American/have lived for a long time in America


For the purpose of this blog post I shall refer to the highlighted item as a pump or trainer but it may be that you call it a sneaker. Where possible, I shall refer to how the brand in question phrase the said item.


A while back I was working with our local shopping mall and I was helping style the models in 3 different shops - Jigsaw, Mint Velvet and Joules.  One of the models had THE MOST AMAZING pair of silver pumps on - they were from Jigsaw. Yesterday, on Avenue 57, I spotted another pair of silver pumps on this amazing lady, this time from Boden (but appear to be last year or before because I can't find them online today). And so now the obsessing begins .. I WANT SILVER PUMPS/TRAINERS but I do not want to pay the earth for them because I also need some white converse and I haven't even STARTED on summer sandals for the season ahead. The reason I haven't is because I'm not actually convinced we'll get one (just like last year's wash out).


So after a quick search I have found the following for sale today:

Jigsaw Satin Trainer - £55






Superga Unisex 2750 Cotmetu Casual Lace Ups - from £37.50





LE COQ SPORTIF Deauville Plus Metal Tennis Shoes via La Redoute - £55

Dorothy Perkins - Pewter Metallic Hi Tops - £29

So after spending too long searching and not finding a cheaper alternative to the Jigsaw silver pumps it looks like I'll just have to buy those! I love them!

If you spot along the way some silver pumps/trainers/sneakers, please let me know! If you own some, please  make me jealous and post on Avenue 57.

Fiona
xoxo










24 comments :

  1. LOVE these, but you missed out the queen, Emma Hope, the style kind of came from her £300 pairs!

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  2. £300 for pumps/trainers/sneakers - get away that's crazy!

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  3. Hi Fiona thanks for the lovely compliment :) Yes my Boden ones are probably 18 months to 2 years old. I love them & they go with everything. Also loving the Jigsaw ones :)

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    1. I love the jigsaw ones too - may wait for a discount/sale and then I'm buying!

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  4. Hi there-great choice you made, I love the Superga ones too!

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    1. I may have to buy some because someone said there were SO much more comfier than converse. I have converse and they are ruddy uncomfortable

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  5. I want the Nike Free Run trainers - I'm having a mid life crisis obviously and can't afford a sports car! I have the Jigsaw satin pumps in brown, I do love them but metallic would be gorgeous x

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    1. ooh I bet in brown they are great too? I love the metallic ones for the summer .. are they comfortable?

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  6. I have the Superga lame sneakers - not quite as silver as the ones shown here - a little more 'subtle' if there is such as thing when it comes to silver sneakers - but I LOVE them - they go with everything!

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  7. sneakers - you said sneakers - you are really an American now!!!!
    Would love to see yours on in the near future
    Fiona

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    1. I instagrammed them - they should be on there :)

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  8. I call them sneakers too. I call them trainers when I'm hitting the gym (which is never). I'm intrigued by Superga but the silver ones here are a bit too bacofoil for me this time - I would probably like Joanna's pair which are more subtle. I am now off to research silver sneakers. Because I'm like that.

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    1. Here are mine:) http://www.zappos.com/superga-2750-lamew-silver

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    2. oooh yes gorgeous - wow and much more in the US than the UK - that doesn't happen often!

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    3. @sue - so a sneaker speaker you say ...
      It's just american for me .. trainers are for the gym I agree (not that I would know!)
      Sneakers too american for me. I say the trainer/pump/sneaker by it's name so as I only have one pair I say 'oh I am wearing my Converse today' or one day in my dreams I'll say 'I'm wearing my Ash ones today'

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  9. I like the DP ones the best but I'm fond of a hi top!!

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    1. I'm going to try them on later if they have them. I have not ever been a fan of the hi top but I keep people seeing in them more and more and more I and want now

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  10. I had no idea I needed silver trainers until this post! Arghhhhh! And so the hunt begins ...

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    1. LOL! I didn't really know I needed them until I'd finished writing! Now I NEED!
      They're new in terms of style and colour for me so I think I'm going to buy the Dorothy Perkins Hi Top ones to see how I get on

      I am dreaming of the Ash ones

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  11. Next do a silver pair for £18 and they are spookily like another well known brand. Also a hi-top version. Might be worth a try? Thanks for a fab blog and daily inspiration from you and all the girls!

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    1. oooh Next you say, well what a conveniently timed post - I'm going there within the hour! WHOOP WHOOP - thank you!!

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  12. Nooooooooo! Stop showing me other Ash trainers that I now want!! It was just the Ash Genials that I drooled over ... but metallic? With chains? Oh be still my beating heart!!

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    1. LOL - where can we each find £135 so we can have them?!!

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  13. I like the look of the Jigsaw ones best! I like the Superga ones too but just not keen on the label on the side! Silver would go with loads of outfits too! Andrea x

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