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    New trainers advice.....

    I'm heading off to the states in a few weeks for a West coast road trip, we'll be stopping off in a few different places, including San Francisco, Yosemite, Vegas etc. Obviously this will involve a lot of walking, and I need a new pair of trainers that are robust/ comfortable enough, but still look ok with a pair of black jeans. Any ideas? Oh, and I don't wanna spend a fortune 100 tops. Thanks.

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    Sounds like a great trip.

    Don't underestimate how much walking you will do - I went over 18km one day in vegas without even thinking about it. However, you are not going mountain climbing, so I think the sub 100 trainer world is your oyster, just wear them in a couple of weeks before you go.

    I walk for miles in my jack Purcell's, but the first week i got them, i could hardly walk between tube stations before the rubbing on my achilies got too much. On the other hand, my saucony jazz were peachy straight out of the box.

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    Yeah it's gonna be an amazing trip, can't wait

    I made the mistake of taking a brand new pair of Jack Purcell's to the states last year, after a couple of hours walking round New York I was in agony!

    I'm a bit clueless when it comes to trainers, I've not really owned any other than converse since I was a kid, I'm just trying to figure out what will actually be functional and look decent.

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    My collection is only the two listed above - but wanting some more 'technical' trainers, like some monochrome nikes etc. I'm sure you gonna get loads of suggestions...

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    For sturdiness and comfort I'd go for a classic pair of New Balances. Look around for a pair where the N is in the same colour as the rest of the shoe: this makes them more subtle than the ones with the big white or contrasting N. (Unless a louder pair is your cup of tea).
    More "summery" trainers are rarely suited for long walks on rough terrain.

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    I'll look into the New Balance, cheers.

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    I don't know the ins and outs of all the different models. The relatively cheap ones do seem on the flimsy side. They'd only be about half your budget, though.

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    I have a pair of the relatively cheap ones and they haven't been flimsy at all for me. Super comfortable and they've lasted me for 2 summers (they've been my only summer footwear till a couple weeks back) and still are in good condition.

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    I'm talking about this type. Haven't used them, but just saying' they don't look as sturdy as the more premium ones.



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    Wait till you get there and pick up a pair of saucony shadow or jazz - will be half the price and won't need to break them in. Picked a pair up for $30 earlier .
    Same goes for nike air max, will be much cheaper than the UK and comfy from the off.

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