I ❤️️ leather trainers…but they don’t love me!

I’m a sucker for shoes that hurt…heels, of course….leather trainers too capture my heart. But they absolutely kill my feet.

If I’m dressing casual, I love wearing leather trainers to make the outfit feel…well…less messy. They smarten the look a little bit. A casual outfit for me will usually involve a good tee, pair of jeans…add a statement necklace and this is pretty perfect for concentrating at work, getting ‘stuff’ done. 

BUT. The pain!! ARGH!! No matter how many times I wear these Viv Westwood lovelies, they hurt every damn time. Backs of the ankles. They rub the hell outta them. 

Vivienne Westwood Leather Trainers

Tee // ASOS
Jeans // ASOS
Trainers // Vivienne Westwood (similar)

Designer Leather Trainers

…and these gorgeous black Ralph Lauren leather trainers?…oh dear god, they have wrecked the back of my ankles. Even with blisters plasters. 

Black Leather Trainers

Ralph Lauren Leather Trainers

Tee // ASOS
Leather Waterfall Jacket // Warehouse (previous season)
Jeans // ASOS
Trainers // LRL – Lauren Ralph Lauren (previous season)

I’m not giving up though. I love them. Any tips for y’all would be much appreciated? Do you use blister plasters? What works???


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    July 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I keep doing this with Doc Martens. I love them so much but they take some serious breaking in!

    Michelle x

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    Dash | Mode Lily
    July 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Aww such a shame because this style really suits you! I always wear new pair of shoes with plasters (heels or trainers) and it takes about a month until I can wear them pain-free. Where do you shop for shoes, do you go directly or do you have a favourite resaler? Both pairs are so lovely!

    Dash X

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    Lauren Wilkinson
    July 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I love both pairs Ally, I’ve not got any tips that I’ve tried myself, but I’ve read that wearing them with a pair of socks and using a hairdryer on the tight spots can help 🙂

    Lauren x | bylaurenjane

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