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ECCO trainers for daytime chic (and comfort!)

Ecco blue suede shoes

As you will know from reading this blog, I wear heels a LOT!  However, there are plenty of situations that require me to wear comfortable shoes instead of making my life more difficult with heels… like doing the school run, if it is a rainy day, if I have lots of walking to do, or if I’m in a situation where heels look uncool and try-hard.  Today was a day where all four of these applied.

My favourite area of London, by far, is Shoreditch.  It is fun, edgy, full of art and design. It is a mix of repurposed warehouses, elegant Georgian architecture, gritty urban graffiti,  cutting-edge design, destination restaurants, and relaxed urban charm.  Being in Shoreditch always inspires me; it makes me feel like I’m twenty years younger and living in New York again.  In the daytime, no one teeters around this part of London in heels; it is both deeply impractical and deeply uncool.

Today, I wore my fabulous new 80s-inspired blue nubuck ECCO ‘Soft 1’ trainers.  I could have worn something like a white leather trainer a la Stan Smith, but these are so much more stylish.  Also, I’m officially over white sneakers.  I still like them on men, but my Instagram-saturated eyeballs can’t look at another Mum in white trainers.  Thanks to ECCO recently sending me these cosy beauties, I’ve moved on.  I love how retro they are, and I especially love how brilliantly they work with jeans.  The white skater boy sole keeps it fresh and in line with fashion’s current 80s infatuation.  I’ve just noticed these now come in red (my favourite colour) so I’m seriously tempted to buy a red pair too.  They’ll be perfect for travel because they’re a bit more special (and less touristy looking) than a normal sneaker.  There is something quite chic about the lack of an obvious sporty logo, like a Nike swoosh, Adidas stripes, or a Converse star.  Leave it to the quietly cool Scandis to make an elegant understated trainer like these.

My best friend in London (hi Tracey!) has been wearing Danish brand ECCO for decades, so she is thrilled to see them on my blog.  Now that I have experienced the level of comfort she’s been raving about, I’m considering these block-heeled pointy boots for winter too.  They’re the sort of weather-proof practical boots that go with everything but still look urban and chic.

Ecco soft review

Ecco Chanel jeans

Just after all of these sunny and windy photos, we had a several big rain showers.  I can report that not a single water mark shows on the nubuck once they’ve dried; they still look absolutely pristine.

Now let’s run around my favourite part of town in my most comfortable shoes!

Ecco Chanel cape and cobblesSee what I mean about the cobblestones? Imagine these in heels.

Ecco Sequinist street shot

Ecco soft graffiti wall

Breton sequins and bling

Ecco Shoreditch Georgian

Boundary Shoreditch Ecco

Details
Cape- Maje (past season) current similar
Sequin breton- St James (limited edition)
Jeans- Adriano Goldschmied
Greek Fisherman’s Hat- Amazon
Sunglasses- Michael Kors
Ring- Gurhan
Bag- Chanel
Shoes- ECCO

Thank you so much to ECCO Shoes for sponsoring this post.  As usual, the opinions and content are 100% my own.

Linking to: notdeadyetstylenotdressedaslamb

 

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Ann
    September 23, 2017 at 3:22 AM

    A sequinned Breton?! Of course, it is. 😉

    You look way cool in all of that ensemble. And Shoreditch looks cool, too.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 23, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Ha ha, OF COURSE it is! Thank you, Ann. I adore Shoreditch. I always kick myself that the house we made an offer on there fell through. 🙁 xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    September 23, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    The Ecco shoes look very stylish and thoroughly Shoreditch worthy. The sequin Breton is the icing on the cake! I need some comfortable and stylish shoes – bored with Converse!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 23, 2017 at 8:26 PM

      Thanks so much! I really love them… I’m bored with my Adidas Superstars (although they’re also super comfortable, I’m over them). xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    September 23, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    I wear my Armani sneakers all the time. I mean (just like in Shoreditch) there’s absolutely no place for heels in the French countryside. You look super cute in your outfit Lisa, complete with cape and hat. Lots of love! xx Abby

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM

      Yes, one really looks a bit silly in heels in the countryside! So impractical. Thank you, my lovely Miss Abby! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    September 23, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    I’m quite impressed that water marks don’t show up on these trainers because that really gets ony nerves.
    If I’m forced to wear trainers (as I invariably am) then I want them to look smart. Usually they do not. I have the school run puddles throughout Autumn & winter to contend with & I’m yet to find a pair that’ll withstand the run. Thanks for your brilliant recommendation Lisa 👌

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:43 AM

      Same about water marks; it makes them look old before their time! I love that these don’t look like an obvious white trainer. I’m SO pleased with them! xx

  • Reply
    Nancy
    September 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    My boyfriend swears by Ecco! I wore them when I was still working and had to stand and walk all day. They were the best for my feest.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:40 AM

      They are ridiculously comfortable, aren’t they?? And they do make quite a few pairs which have some pretty serious style to them. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    September 24, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    Oh I love this outfit. Sooo cool. Sequined breton stripes… what a pity they were limited edition. I love it. And the cape and hat, what a style!! The turned up hems of the jeans and of course those comfy shoes. You are right, Ecco is very very comfortable. I still like like my white basket ball sneakers (by Ecco by the way 😇), but you are right, there are more unique options. Now I am going to check out the red ones.
    You look really really cool.
    Greetje

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      Oh THANK you, Greetje! I’m so glad you like this. My French mother in law gave me the sequinned Breton tee several years ago; I LOVE it! I’ve never tried ECCO before, despite my friend being such a fan. The red ones are gorgeous. I saw them in the window of the store near my son’s school last week and I’ll go back later this week to get them. I can’t believe how well the blue pair survived a rain shower… literally not a water mark on them. Thank you, lovely lady xx

  • Reply
    Patti
    September 24, 2017 at 11:54 PM

    It’s so great that comfortable shoes look so cool and fashionable now! You look terrific, xox

    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:34 AM

      I totally agree Patti; hooray for comfort! Thanks so much xx

  • Reply
    simplementlui
    September 25, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    A very nice and cool outfit 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/bye-bye-summer/

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM

      Thanks so much! xx

  • Reply
    Suzy Turner
    September 25, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    You’re such a gorgeous fashionista, Lisa! I love the Ecco shoes – and I love the idea of them in red too. I’m quite often in Converse these days but it would be nice to make a change!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 26, 2017 at 9:15 AM

      Gosh, thank you Suzy! The red ones are truly fab; they’re just a bit more special and statement-y than what I usually wear for trainers. xx

  • Reply
    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)
    September 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    You are the coolest of cool Lisa and I love this outfit on you. It’s so different from your normal daywear and you look gorgeous. The ECCO shoes are so lovely. It’s sooo good to see something other than white Stan Smiths or Golden Goose xxx

    • Reply
      Lisa
      September 26, 2017 at 9:14 AM

      Awww, thank you so much, lovely Liz! It is quite different from my usual style. I’m really loving these shoes; perfect for school runs. xx

  • Reply
    Rachel
    September 26, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Adore how you styled this look! So cool and stylish!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      October 2, 2017 at 9:40 PM

      Thanks so much, Rachel! xx

  • Reply
    Samantha Blair
    September 26, 2017 at 9:31 PM

    Gutties and a sequins… a match made in super-cool-chic heaven.
    You look fabulous Lisa!
    XXX

    • Reply
      Samantha Blair
      September 26, 2017 at 9:33 PM

      omit that “a”…. not sure what happened there.
      Gutties and sequins.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      October 2, 2017 at 9:40 PM

      I love the word ‘gutties’ which I have totally learned from your blog! Thank you, lovely Samantha xx

  • Reply
    thestylesplash
    September 27, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Those Ecco trainers are super stylish! I have to admit that as much as love my Stan Smiths for comfort they are absolutely everywhere, and that’s a sure fire way to make me put them away. I’d managed to keep mine really clean for over a year and then I went to the marathon expo to collect my bib a few weeks ago and they got covered in dust! I refuse to wear dirty trainers, unless they’re my running shoes. I absolutely love your cape and hat. I met up with a friend recently who was wearing a black cape and it convinced me that I need one! Seeing yours has confirmed it. That’ll be another parcel to sneak in under the husband’s radar 😉

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      October 2, 2017 at 9:39 PM

      Thank you Emma; I’ve really been so happy with these. They are my new School Run Trainers! I think you DO need a cape, and I have faith in your skills to sneak it into the house. xx

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