This second gift to myself is totally utilitarian – the simple reason being that I didn’t have decent sneakers to wear to site (and meetings and going around really). Through the years I only buy one pair and use them till they beg to retire with a lifespan of around 3-5 years. My first pair was from these Cinderella GCs that we got way back in college from winning a design competition. I remember how giddy I was from finally being able to invest in a good pair of Adidas sneakers. A few years later when my sneakers have lost their color and are fraying at the edges, I decided to get a pair from Nike which again I have used to their demise. At that point I found myself extremely addicted to a pair of TOMS footwear which I wore practically everyday as long as weather permitted and which I have now promoted as my official driving shoes as part of their retirement. TOMS shoes are really comfy but with the minor con of not being waterproof.
I have never bought a pair of Converse sneakers before. I never quite understood its appeal but now, I wear these practically everywhere and with every outfit imaginable. Except perhaps with those formal events wear and that Taylor Swift-style sundress that just called for the girly-est sandals I had. I went for the classic black and white as I really wear my shoes to death and I wanted to be able to wear them with practically everything. The girl in me originally wanted the red pair but compromised on the fact that I got the pair with the slightest wedge heels.
Usefulness: Extremely high. And they provided safety for my feet too as I slipped in a puddle last week and sprained my ankle just ever so slightly. Thankfully they were protected by thick socks and these sneakers which led me to some minor limping only for a day or two. | Giddy factor: 8/10 I adore these sneakers but I really got them for practical purposes which brings down the giddy factor by a point. But just a point as I’m practically living in these sneakers. | Repurchase: Other colors available are red, grey and denim as far as I remember. So in red maybe? But just maybe. Not definitely, definitely.