I admit it: some of the styles the younger generation wears, which arguably should not be worn by women of my age, I find fun and exciting and hard to resist. For example:
Red Converse wedge sneakers $54.95
Personally, I think these would look adorable with skinny jeans and a flow-y top, and maybe some sort of stylish jacket that would tone down the “funk factor” by a notch.
However, here is a sample of what family and friends have said to me about these cute red sneaks:
“They would be just bearable on a teenager. On an adult? Oh my god.”
“I’ll still love you but I may ban you from wearing them when you’re with me.”
“If you want my utter honesty I think they are the ugliest thing on the market. And I think there is an age limit on them. And no, it is not fifty. And yes, I hate them with wild abandon!”
Hilarious. I laughed when I read that one, and responded to my friend, “so you’re not crazy about them, then?”
I must add that the friend who wrote that last one later amended her comment, remarking that since she cut her hair into a Mohawk at age forty-something, who is she to talk? She added, “fist bump to u girl! Go do it. Fuck what everybody else says!” (You can see why I love her. And by the way, her Mohawk looks amazing, at least in pictures; I haven’t seen the real thing yet.)
So yes, I will buy the shoes if I decide I love them enough. But the fifty-some dollars may be better spent on a pretty pair of gladiator sandals.
I’d love to know your thoughts. Chime in: yes or hell no on the wedge sneakers?