And to confirm I'm in the right stylish camp ... the wonderful gorgeous and genuinely nice Avril from School Gate Style tells me she has new trainers and they too are amazing ... cue me running to Google to find out which trainers should I buy? I was going to copy Michelle (still might!), I want to copy Avril (still might) but is there something out there that is 'me'?
Can I take a moment to run by the Fiona School of soft footwear glossary:
Pump - the kind of thing you wore at school ... rubber sole, fabric upper - a 'dap' we used to call it and these modern days have us wearing Converse.
Sneakers - only if you are American are you allowed to call them these. End of.
Trainers - A classic sports shoe for doing sport in but, of late, has become somewhat fashionable again among the 35+ crew (get me using the word crew as if I'm 15!)
The trick about the new modern (never going to do any sport in them) trainer is that they need to look like a trainer but not a sports trainer and yet they are a sports trainer .. confused? Me too!
Michelle has these (yes they are for the male foot!). These look like a trainer and I reckon they are but they also look FAB with jeans and jacket!
Avril has these in blue - she is going to make these look amazing as only one fashionista can!
GET ME SOME TRAINERS NOW PLEASE!
Right, let's crack on - Operation Find Fiona A Pair of Trainers That Are Cool But Won't Break The Bank (and all high tops/wedge are out - for me they are a complete no no no no no no (unless I change my mind that is!))
I can't help but still love the Gazelle - there is something so retro, so cool about this one and in grey it's perfect for this middle age woman!
I just love a navy anything so of course these were going to make an appearance
NikeZoom Vomero+ 8 - £105 - REALLY?????? But I love you so
Nike Grey Flex Trainers - £69 (Debenhams curently have 20% off so you can nab these for £55.20) I THINK I NEED THESE
Adidas Gazelle Gold Trainers - £32 (in the sale with 50% off) - These are a great close second ahead of the one above.
And they still do the ones like my originals but not quite my originals ... should I relive the moment and buy them or let it pass now?
Adidas Honey - £20 (half price, they were £40)
I really didn't think I needed a pair of trainers for fashion in my life but now I need all that I have found .. I wonder what James might say if I bought 5 pairs of trainers but never set foot inside the gym (which I never do by the way!). Although I am going to a pilates class on Monday for my back which seems to have conked out since I turned 40!
Tell me, do you won a pair of fashion trainers that are really trainers trainers and not Converse stylee trainers?