Sarenza Shoe Addict: Chuck Taylor All Star

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Not just one but several people sent me the link to this Sarenza blog post this week…

Sarenza, “Your Ultimate Shoe Closet”, are looking for a new Ambassador to receive and review shoes from their site each month. Application is via a blog post about a pair of shoes currently in their online shop, and so this is my entry.  I mean, I couldn’t resist could I? I am a shoe addict. It’s a good job I don’t have much spare cash because if I did I would have shoes and boots and trainers coming out of my ears. Some might say I already do, but I really don’t… honest!

After extensive browsing (which, lets face it, I do regularly), I’ve actually gone for something that won’t surprise any of you.  A pair of Converse low tops.  I’ve written about them enough on Splodz Blogz for you to be able to predict that!

These are the Chuck Taylor All Star European Leather Ox in Brown. And I love them.  I need them.

CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star European Leather Ox

CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star European Leather Ox

CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star European Leather Ox

Converse low tops are seriously comfortable. My current grey canvas pair fit just perfectly and are very well worn.  I’m desperate for another pair. And in this year of getting outdoors I can think of nothing better than choosing a pair of pumps that I can wear all year round with a massive variety of outfits, in all weathers.  These are a casual supple flat shoe, the leather makes them more weather proof than the canvas ones, and the All Star style goes with jeans, trousers, skirts, dresses, everything.

I mean, when I go away for a week on the motorbike I have room to pack just one pair of shoes. Yes – just one. And they have to be petite – not bulky – and not ruin if squished at the bottom of my panniers. These would be just perfect for that job. I’ve no need to be overly smart, but I still want something that is stylish and won’t look out of place.  It’s a bit like if you were back packing and had very limited space but needed something for stomping around town and walking coastal paths.  Or if you were going on a holiday somewhere hot with just hand luggage (stupid check in baggage prices) and need something in addition to those flip flops for checking out the local castle or relaxing in the pub in the evening.

But these aren’t just suitable for sticking at the bottom of your bag for when your feet aren’t in biking or hiking boots.  They are perfect with jeans for every day, with shorts on holiday, with little dresses on summer days.  Fabulous all round style and comfort.

So even though I had free rein and could choose any pair of shoes from the Sarenza shop for this post, I chose Converse.  Why didn’t I pick some amazing high fashion sky scraper heels or over the top party shoes? Or some stunning knee high boots or even a decent pair of trainers for the gym?  Well because when you’re like me you have to pick shoes that you will wear over and over again to warrant an £85 price tag.

If I was lucky enough to become a Sarenza Ambassador then I wouldn’t play it safe every month, of course, but be reassured that the shoes I pick will be me all over.

Sarenza offer free delivery on everything (and free returns, just in case things don’t fit) and have shoes for the whole family on their site. Have a look, and if I’m lucky enough to be chosen for this Ambassador role, come back here for more reviews in the future.

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