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School shoes

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Gran11 Wed 10-Jun-15 13:07:59

Both my 2 youngest gran Kids year 7&8 wear these plimsolls / daps as school shoes they are only £4 a pair but should I tell my daughter to get them new leather school shoes or say the shoe zone plimsolls are a good idea ?

downtoearth Fri 12-Jun-15 16:24:52

maybe someone with a plimsoll fetish..grin

loopylou Fri 12-Jun-15 16:38:16

If a youngster then hmm, if older sad?

thatbags Fri 12-Jun-15 16:44:22

Converses, which are dead cool fashion accessories, are essentially expensive plimsolls.

Do any gransnetters wear converses?

Why are they called converses, btw? Odd name for shoes.

annodomini Fri 12-Jun-15 16:56:50

Just a brand name, bags - who can tell why?

Ana Fri 12-Jun-15 16:58:50

Vans are the same sort of thing. Ridiculous prices!

thatbags Fri 12-Jun-15 17:00:02

In the primary schools around here, kids have to change into their plimsolls for indoor wear. I asked why once. The answer was something about carpets hmm.

downtoearth Fri 12-Jun-15 17:00:30

I haven't got any but would like some ..GD has trainer habit and I fund that ....lucky if I can afford plimsolls for me these days grin

loopylou Fri 12-Jun-15 17:09:31

I borrowed DD' Converses....I still have the scars from blisters so definitely not for me!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 12-Jun-15 18:28:58

Vans are really good. Comfortable, nice looking, good quality. GS1 looks great in his. Like everything else, you get what you pay for.

Ana Fri 12-Jun-15 18:32:36

I wouldn't pay £60 plus for a pair of trainers/plimsolls however good they look! shock

Ana Fri 12-Jun-15 18:33:16

He'll probably have grown out of them by next week...hmm

loopylou Fri 12-Jun-15 18:33:55

That's why I tried out DD's, I found them initially comfortable but then ouch...

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 12-Jun-15 18:37:21

He got them in a sale, and used his Christmas money to buy them. I think they will last the summer.

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jinglbellsfrocks Fri 12-Jun-15 18:45:53

I don't think they are made to accommodate old bones loopy. grin. I need a bit of support and footbed padding.

loopylou Fri 12-Jun-15 18:53:01

I wholeheartedly agree jingl, serves me right for a pitiful attempt to be 'trendy' grin
Just ended up 'hobbling around like an old bag lady' said DS

Maggiemaybe Fri 12-Jun-15 19:10:49

I bought some Converses on eBay. They were a lot trendier than I'd imagined. "When are you going to be wearing those?" said DD1. "When you're chilling with your homies?". Off to the charity shop they went. smile

annodomini Fri 12-Jun-15 19:18:34

I got Converse lookalikes from Next for GS1 and he was perfectly happy that he wasn't wearing a 'label'. He is a savvy consumer, that boy!