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Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:44 pm

Who does this please?

Wears trainers even when they're not doing a sports?

I usually would not, and wear leather boots and then either suede desert boots or canvas pumps when it's warmer. It's well warmer now, but because I've been doing some things, I've been wearing my running shoes recently - garish red enclowning things, you'll remember - and they've been brilliantly comfy and practical and cool (as in not hot ffs) and all around dead good and much better for things than canvas pumps or desert boots would be. Except they're red and that's awful and if I put them on with shorts that aren't running shorts, like I did the other day for climbing climbing walls, I do a little inward retch at the idea.

So here I am slightly swooning at the sheer usefulness and practicality of running shoes for not-running things, and recoiling in horror at myself for it. I think I might buy some trainers for not doing sports, but what's least worse, black trainers or white trainers? I can't get actual colours, blaters, because ugh!

Obv it's all awful, but is one marginally less so than the other?

What do you terrible people who wear trainers for not sports wear?
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by CJ+ @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Do DCs count as "trainers"? I wear them because they're dead comfy and dead resilient and they mostly keep the rain out.

I also have some Converse but they're not really trainers, are they?
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Strawman @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:57 pm

I have a suede dark blue discrete pair of trainers, not these but closest I could see on Google image search

http://www.excelclothing.com/armani-jea ... 313-3.html
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by CJ+ @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:00 pm

Strawman wrote:I have a suede dark blue discrete pair of trainers, not these but closest I could see on Google image search

http://www.excelclothing.com/armani-jea ... 313-3.html

Are they really trainers? As in shoes designed to sports in?

Or are they really shoes designed to look like shoes for sportsing?

I think datho is on about actual sportsing shoes, what with their cushion soles and support and generally sportsiness - including how hideous they usually are (but oh, so very very comfortable!)
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:02 pm

I haven't owned a pair of trainers in years, possibly decades. For general kicking around in I wear these:

http://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-border ... e=18521322

At that price they're virtually disposable and they're really comfy and don't get too hot.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:02 pm

CJ+ wrote:I think datho is on about actual sportsing shoes, what with their cushion soles and support and generally sportsiness - including how hideous they usually are (but oh, so very very comfortable!)

Exactly.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:07 pm

There's a world of difference between pub trainers and training trainers. I'd never wear training trainers unless I was training, even if they are lush for comfort. See also tracksuits
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:10 pm

I'm considering their application for such tasks as: cycling, walking, activities with the children - like scrabbling around rockpools, the aforementioned climbing wall stuff, laser quest, etc. That kind of shit. Not the pub, but not actual sport either, and the sort of things you might wear actual clothes for.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by minimoog @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:15 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I think datho is on about actual sportsing shoes, what with their cushion soles and support and generally sportsiness - including how hideous they usually are (but oh, so very very comfortable!)

Exactly.


Hmm.

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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:18 pm

minimoog wrote:Hmm.

Uh! That's everything that's awful and wrong. I think I want to get some plain black or plain white sports trainers to wear with jeans or shorts, and a t shirt, for doing 'things'.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:22 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I'm considering their application for such tasks as: cycling, walking, activities with the children - like scrabbling around rockpools, the aforementioned climbing wall stuff, laser quest, etc. That kind of shit. Not the pub, but not actual sport either, and the sort of things you might wear actual clothes for.


DI Burnside wrote:I haven't owned a pair of trainers in years, possibly decades. For general kicking around in I wear these:

http://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-border ... e=18521322

At that price they're virtually disposable and they're really comfy and don't get too hot.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:34 pm

I missed your post before DiB, soz! Can they be as comfy and lightweight and quick-drying as actual sport running shoes?
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:41 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I missed your post before DiB, soz! Can they be as comfy and lightweight and quick-drying as actual sport running shoes?


Well they're very comfy and they don't feel heavy, no idea how quick they dry really as I've never got them very wet. If I've been out in the rain in them they're dry by the next time I wear them the next day though.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by stuart @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:51 pm

I'm wearing trainers right now.

A pair of these

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Other trainers I have are:

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Which are nowhere near as comfy as my NB trainers despite being 3x the price and it's just far too warm for boots. So I wear my NBs. They are so comfy and light and ace and I love them.

I have no problems wearing trainers. Helps that I go work in t-shirt and jeans I guess. I don't think I would wear trainers if I was in trousers and shirt.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by span @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:08 pm

If I'm wandering around a town and might stop for a drink, I wear my new espadrilles - they are SO cool I'm really happy with them!!!!

If I'm dog walking but it's an hour or less, I wear my new converses - they are also SO cool and I'm also really happy with them!!!

If I'm doing a proper dog walk and might be out for hours I wear the world's gaudiest Nike Frees which have the colour and vividness of the sun exploding. I never intended to - they were bought for running - but they're simply so comfy.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:12 pm

span wrote:If I'm wandering around a town and might stop for a drink, I wear my new espadrilles - they are SO cool I'm really happy with them!!!!

If I'm dog walking but it's an hour or less, I wear my new converses - they are also SO cool and I'm also really happy with them!!!

If I'm doing a proper dog walk and might be out for hours I wear the world's gaudiest Nike Frees which have the colour and vividness of the sun exploding. I never intended to - they were bought for running - but they're simply so comfy.


Your happiness is infectious Span, I think I'm happy with your shoes too.

>high five<
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:20 pm

Excellent span.

My Nike Flex runners are the flippin' tits for just all activities really. Except red. They're red. If they were white they would rule everything. Or black. But I don't know which.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:37 pm

So just buy a pair in black or white then you plum
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Strawman @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:00 pm

Buy some espadrilles as span suggests, team them with a doublet for a classic look, possibly don't wear a codpiece or sword though

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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:01 pm

Shan't! You historomadman!!
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by CJ+ @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:04 pm

I just remembered I have some Merrill things that are all ventilated an' that. They're not even slightly waterproof (on purpose) but they have a good stiff sole, so they're great for wearing on hot days.

They're shit in the snow, though.

EDIT!!!!!!!

They are like this but light grey.

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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by spast1kunt @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:22 pm

DI Burnside wrote:I haven't owned a pair of trainers in years, possibly decades. For general kicking around in I wear these:

http://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-border ... e=18521322

At that price they're virtually disposable and they're really comfy and don't get too hot.

I've got a pair of those too, but in a light brown.

Also a pair of these -

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If I want to do any hardcore sportsing I'll have a lie down until the madness passes.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:25 pm

spast1kunt wrote:Also a pair of these -

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I see.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:35 pm

Those Polo abortions are horrific. Jesus
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by spast1kunt @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:35 pm

Oh fcuk off.

I needed some light plimsolls to wear with shorts and they were cheap in TK Maxx.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:38 pm

spast1kunt wrote: plimsolls

TK Maxx.

I see
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by spast1kunt @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:46 pm

I guess I should have got some shoes made out of selvedge denim to please you lot.

I forgot, I've got a pair of these too.

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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:53 pm

My canvas pumps are a pair of white low top Converse All Stars, which everybody here hates and laughs at me for, and a pair of navy blue Vision Scieras which were £8 in Sports Direct. Both do their job, but neither are as comfy and grippy and useful as my Nike Flex runners.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:03 pm

I've got some Sperry Topsider CVO canvass things, I like them.
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Re: Trainers for not sport

Post by Cloggy @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:39 pm

The last time I wore plimsolls was at school for gymnastics.

You all look ridicules.
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