Friday, 10 May 2013

Liberty Print Nike Trainers, Yay or Nay?

If you're a big Pinterest user you'll probably know about this already, but if not, I'll fill you in. The two power houses of Liberty and Nike have combined forces to bring you the Nike X Liberty range of trainers (original name yes?). Not two companies you'd usually think to put together. They've brought out three styles, the Blazer Mid, Roshe Run and the iconic Air Max.

I've been looking at these all day and I still can't decide if they're beautiful or deadly pretentious. Let's face it, they're probably both. I'm not a big sportswear fan but generally when you think of sporting items you think of Nike, the well known tick is a sign of approval. Similarly, whether you're a fabric fiend or not, Liberty is arguably the most famous haberdashery in the world and the prints are instantly recognisable.No matter how much I tell myself that the fabrics are overrated, that there are much cheaper versions just as good, it's not true, they really are faint-making.

Lodden C Tana Lawn

And have you been in the Liberty shop? It's so beautiful it's ridiculous and history just seems to seep from the walls.

So, thinking about it, I would rather like a pair, preferably the blue Capel Liberty Print Roshe Run ones.

Capel Liberty Print Roshe Run Trainers

But the main thing that puts me off is that I just know they are going to become the staple footwear of Yummy Mummies everywhere, the item of choice for when they take their Labradoodles for a mud free walk. Many pairs will also be purchased by Frumpy Mummies who are desperately trying to keep up with the Yummies. I just can't face being part of that club yet (in large part due to the fact that I am not a Mummy).

Did I say that was the main reason for me not wanting a pair? I forgot the not so small problem of the price. Maybe Yummies have £145 to spend on trainers but this impoverished journalist doesn't.

Still, I keep finding myself looking at them, so maybe there's a bit of Yummy in me waiting to get out.

Check them out on Liberty's site.

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