“ Brand: Babycham / Type: Trainers „
As you may have realised from reading some of my other reviews, I have a few different pairs of Babycham trainers. It all started about four years ago when I was at Alton Towers, I spotted a girl wearing a pair of fab glittery trainers and that was it I wanted a pair. I bought my first pair and that pair quickly turned into several.
The pair I'm reviewing today are the "Glitter Applique" style. My pair are made from black canvas material, with a black rubber toe cap. The design is quite tame compared to some of my other Babycham trainers, the toe cap has a purple pinstripe which is co-ordinated to the other colours used on the trainers. On the outer side of the trainers there is the word Babycham, which is in applique letters. The letters are purple, silver and pink and done in glittery sequins. The design covers most of the side of the trainer stopping a couple of inches away from the toe cap, just before the toe cap is a little black tag with the Babycham deer on it. The heel is lined in a gorgeous satiny purple material, again co-ordinating with the colours used in the design. The chunky rubber sole has a pink pinstripe going along it to the toe cap, on the heel Babycham is embossed onto the rubber in pink as well. The sole appears to be completely black, but when you turn the trainers over it is also purple and the grips are all cute things like cherries, butterflies, hearts and the Babycham deer.
Like other Babycham trainers I have, this one came with two pairs of laces a thinner black pair and a chunky pink pair. When I first got them the chunky laces were in the bottom eyelets and the black pair laced on the other ones. I found this too uncomfortable as there was a lot of spare lace to tuck in and they would end up under my feet. I took out the black laces and just used the chunky ones instead. I prefer the pink laces on their own anyway as they have little flecks of silver material in them which adds a bit of sparkle and compliments the rest of the trainers. When it comes to design Babycham have made sure nothing has been forgotten and this includes the metal eyelets on the trainers. The bottom ones are purple and shaped like stars, the remaining four are heart or star shaped and a nice shiny silver, although you can't always see the shape when you have put the chunky laces in them.
I find these trainers incredibly comfortable to wear, and are great for when I know I'm going to be on my feet for a long time. They look quite heavy and clumpy but I don't find that to be the case at all. The tongue is nice and padded which stops the laces rubbing on the tops of your feet. As they are mainly black in colour, the trainers still look in good condition after about nine months of wear. The silver letters on the side are looking a little grubby but nothing too bad.
In the summer time these looked great when the sun caught the glittery letters and glinted off of them.
When I bought the trainers they were in the sale at £20 and I thought maybe they were being discontinued, but I have seen them for sale at £29.99 online. It's worth checking Amazon and Ebay as they often have them on sale at a lot less than the RRP.
They are available in sizes 3-8 (UK). Also available in grey marl, and navy blue (with straps rather than laces).