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Nothin' but Kickers
Member Name: superbird
Date: 12/07/02, updated on 12/07/02 (1678 review reads)
Advantages: good quality
Disadvantages: can be pricey
I'm on my fourth pair now, and for smart but not flashy shoes I wouldn't buy anything else.
Kickers are a French brand who make both smart-casual shoes and casual ones, as well as making other clothes and fashion accessories. You can get them in shops like River Island, and also in sports shops.
My first pair where my school shoes when I was about fourteen. I'll admit it; I got them because everyone else had them! They had a medium high heel and laces, and were black nubuck leather with ghillie tie laces. Very comfortable, even with no socks and not tied up properly. I wore them until the heel got all worn down and they looked a bit scruffy, and by that time I had changed to a school without uniforms so I didn't need to wear black leather shoes. I think my mum paid about £75 for them.
My next Kickers were a pair of orange suede skate-shoe type trainers, which I also wore to death. I wore them all day and for games lessons as well, so they did pretty well to last for a couple of years. If the suede got dirty I could just put them in the washing machine. I got them from a shop that sold past-season stuff so they only cost about £35.
My present pair which are still going strong after 18 months (and so they should!) are a pair of black loafers I got from River Island. They have a low heel which is a sporty sort of shape (they are almost wedges) and a metal bar with the Kickers logo in it across the front. They are very comfortable and the inside is well padded. I think the soles are made of a harder rubber than my first pair as they haven't worn down at all despite being worn most days. In my opinion they are ideal for just casual wear and also for jobs where you are on your feet all day but still need to be a bit smart. They cost about £50.
My other pair are a pair of sandals which I haven't really worn much as the weather never seems to be good enough! The platforms are good for puddles though! They
have a hard rubber platform sole with sports-sandal type straps. These were £20 in a sale in Allsports.
I am impressed with the quality of Kickers in comparison with other fashionable brands and will have no hesitation in buying another pair if I need them.