We have all been there haven’t we? There you are getting ready for an occasion where the dress-code calls for a fabulous pair of heels. You slip them on, feel great, until later when the inevitable burning pain sets in and of course your chic little clutch is nowhere near big enough to accommodate any emergency flats. Women’s fancier-than-usual fashions aren’t often designed with comfort and practicality in mind.
However, if the latest statistics published by ebay.co.uk are anything to go by then issues like this could soon be a thing of the past. Laura Wilkinson-Rea, a spokesperson for the website had this to say:
‘Trainers were the footwear of choice on the FROW as bloggers and editor’s alike combined comfort and style by wearing trainers with anything from couture gowns to suits.’
Sales of trainers – or ‘sneakers’, to our American audience – have soared on the online marketplace by a whopping 98% since London Fashion Week last month, also thanks to the likes of model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne and singer, Rita Ora wearing them frequently. The label, Sister by Sibling, even had all the models in their LFW’13 catwalk show wear the shoe, but there were plenty of appearances off the runway. The Guardian online caught up with a few of the aforementioned bloggers attending the various shows in February where it was clear that this season heels were no longer the go-to-shoe for Fashion Week, see here.
Ebay shoppers have been opting for the more classic trainer designs lately as opposed to the extremely popular Isabel Marant high-tops – that still seem to be sold out everywhere – and subsequent rip-offs (yes I know they weren’t her original idea); below is a list of their top 5 most sought after styles. The Nike Air Max’s number one spot will be in part due to the fact the iconic shoe celebrates its 25th Birthday this year, but what’s your favourite?