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.