Nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete
Elissa Bradley - Arts London News' reviews editor
There are few occasions where I’m not wearing a pair of trainers. I’ve been told on many occasions (mainly by my mother) that I’m probably going to get married in a pair of trainers. But you know what? I’m happy with that.
The blisters and pain that seem to be packaged with a pair of high heels is something that never has/will attract me. That, and spending my life being one of, if not the tallest girl in my social groups.
A girl in trainers (or sneakers if you will) is a growing trend that I’m really happy to see. Celebrities such as Rihanna have often been pictured out and about in a nice pair of Nikes instead of Achilles heel-ripping stilettos.
Even high-end fashion designers such as Christian Louboutin, Prada and Gucci have produced sneaker-style shoes.
As the majority of women have smaller feet than men, the accessibility of popular styles and brands of sneakers used to be a huge problem.
However, brands such as Nike and their sub-brand Air Jordan have recently been producing silhouettes and styles of trainers in all sizes from toddler to adult men, including girls and women sizes along the way.
There is also a growing number of websites, forums and outlets for “female sneaker fiends” such as Big Eyes Little Soles, Girls Got Kicks and, Female Sneaker Fiend.
Shops such as No Boys Allowed in the Amsterdam specifically stock trainers for women (the name is a bit of a giveaway) and boast a collection of some of the smallest sizes available.
It’s no longer strange to walk into a club and see a girl rocking a nice dress with a nice pair trainers (hopefully pulled off a bit more stylishly than Lily Allen circa Smile video), so the next time you’re psyching yourself up to put on a pair of heels why not dig out that old pair of Converse or those Nikes you forgot you had and have a COMFORTABLE night?