Leather trainers…pleasure and pain

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???



    • Digital Diva
      August 15, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Oh my gosh, yes! I remember how hard Docs were to wear in!!

  1. July 17, 2017 / 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

    • Digital Diva
      August 15, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Multiple places really. I tend to buy when I see…so a lot of the time it’s just when I’m browsing. A good tip for designer resales is Vestiaire Collective. They sometimes have some great pieces x

  2. July 19, 2017 / 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

    • Digital Diva
      August 15, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Ooooh……might try that hairdryer trick!

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