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Some months ago I slung my running shoes on to walk the dog one morning and marvelled, not for the first time, at how comfortable they were.  Ergonomic, cushioned and well-fitting, I could wear them all day.  So my feet let out a little leap of joy when I started seeing trainers appearing in street style and outfit photos, and even making appearances at various fashion weeks.  Fashion and function are rare bedfellows and so it's quite a treat to see footwear that can not only pull an outfit together but doesn't mean an obligatory purchase of Compeed patches or packing an extra pair of shoes to actually walk in.  Sports Luxe is definitely one of my favourite trends at the moment, and at least it means my growing collection of sportswear might actually have a chance of making its way out of my wardrobe...

Here are some ladies rocking the running shoes trend that I've bookmarked recently...
refinery29.com | lovelybylucy.com | theyallhateus.com
lookbook.nu | lookbook.nu | lookbook.nu
scentofobsession.com | unknown | lookbook.nu

I've already bought my first pair of New Balance in order to attempt to rock this trend, but sadly mine are a little too small and need some stretching before I can embrace that confluence of comfort and cool.  I didn't use these photos after I took them because I thought they were a bit dark but I thought I'd share them here as this was my first attempt at a 'trainers' outfit post.

trainers: new balance @ spartoo shoes - £65.99 | shirt: jack wills [old]
hat: vintage | shorts: diy w/ vintage levis | glasses: aldo [old]

Despite satisfying my urge by buying one pair I've still been furiously bookmarking more jazzy daps though, here are a few more of my favourites that I think would look great outside of the gym...


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

What do you think of the running shoe trend?

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19 comments

  1. When I first started seeing people wearing them I wasn't convinced, but now I kinda love the fact that people are embracing comfy footwear that doesn't ruin your feet! I usually live in high top trainers but I've been toying with the idea of some proper running trainers too...
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. You've read my mind! I've been searching everyday to find a pair of trainers like these!

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  3. I love New Balance! Great for running and very durable. I wore my last pair all the time (and I walk everywhere) and they lasted me 4.5 years. Right now my favorite brand is Keeps. Stylin' and comfortable.

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  4. It's funny, I never think of running shoes as something that can be worn with anything other than sweats. However this post proves quite the opposite! I shouldn't be too surprised as I often live in hi tops or skate trainers when I'm just having a casual day, which isn't too far off.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm not sure the sports luxe trend is for me, but I do need some new trainers for actual gym / running (if I can ever get myself motivated to do some!) so I've been bookmarking them too, but i don't want to just end up with some "fashionable but not practical" ones - I think that's the first and last time I will ever say that!

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  6. Lovely by Lucy is my fave. Love this look on you, the glasses are fab! I want some new running shoes mine are pretty ugly, I also want some Nike Blazers xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  7. I have been lusting after a pair of cool 'sneekers' to wear every day for a while....just looking for the perfect colour combo at and affordable price! x
    love yours!

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  8. I love this trend on other people and you look lovely but I just can't pull it off!

    Maria xxx

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  9. I really like number 5 :) It's great to see a trend that is comfy as well as looking good

    Rosie
    x

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  10. I don't think I could pull it off but some people have got it going ON - you included of course ;)

    Rosie x

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  11. oh god now i want some New Balance shoes even moooooooore. I want some grey ones and i keep seeing girls wearing them that look real good and i get jealous haha. Like you! jealous of your blue ones xx

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  12. I personally love the running shoe trend. I'm obsessed with high tops, I wear mine all the time!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  13. Quite aside the prettiness, NB shoes are pretty bloody amazing. T swears by them for running etc and if I ever go back to running, they will be my next pair. They have an AWESOME outlet shop in Penrith- not what you'd expect at all, just a tiny little shop in the middle of Shap with lots and lots of NB shoes at discount prices.

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  14. Any trend that involves flat shoes is a winner as far as I'm concerned! Just make sure you don't wear your actual running shoes as fashion shoes, otherwise they'll wear down a lot faster! x

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  15. These are lovely running shoes. specially the Nike running shoes is my best running shoes.

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  16. Where do you find these?? All I've found is tennis shoes with the white bottom that I don't like because it makes them look too sporty.

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  17. Now a days style and trend have become more important. Each and everyone desire to get the shoes that give them comfort as well as cool look. Looking at such demand, famous brands like Nike, Sparx, etc provides the shoes with comfort and style.

    sparx shoes online

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