Kurt Geiger Slip on trainers ©www,alexloves.com

When I was 18, I went through a bit of a skater girl phase. Trucker caps and my checked Vans slip-ons were standard attire (thank god Twitter wasn’t around back then, heh?). I loved those Vans, I wore them so often they had that faded, vintage feel to them, the kind of look you simply can’t buy. My mom, however, didn’t agree. She continues to deny it to this day, but one day they disappeared, and I’m convinced she threw away.

Anyway, I was pretty upset at the time, but as the Vans went away, so did my trucker caps and that phase, and I didn’t think of them much more. Until recently. There’s a been a bit of a revival of the slip on trainers, with big name fashion houses all releasing luxury versions of this oh-so-comfy shoe. Suddenly, I found myself wishing I had those dirty old trainers again, but because I can’t, I just went and bought myself some new ones instead (take that, mom!).

Céline had a calf-hair leopard print version in their last collection, which were an immediate sell-out. Being a bit of a leopard-print fan, I wanted them really badly, but there was no way of getting them, so I went for the next best thing: Carvela Kurt Geiger  have a similar pair for a fraction of the price, and quite frankly, they look just as good (in my humble opinion). For the past week, these babies haven’t left my feet – they’re comfy and stylish and I can wear them all day long.

I still have my eye on a pair of Vans though, for old times’ sake…

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  • Emily Gordts

    The Kurt Geiger ones seemed all right to me, so I checked them out on a webshop here in the Netherlands. Guess how ugly these all are…


  • I’ve been thinking about getting a pair of slip ons again you know, maybe even the checked ones. Or maybe just the natural. Seem appealing again even though my style is so different to when I was 18

  • Le Chat Noir

    Oooh they are very pretty! I was thinking about buying ‘regular’ vans with a leopard print but now I saw this I don’t know which one to choose :(