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‘Ugly beautiful’ runners: from platformed to chunky, here are ten pairs we love


By Niamh ODonoghue
19th Mar 2018
‘Ugly beautiful’ runners: from platformed to chunky, here are ten pairs we love

Here at IMAGE.ie, we’re well-versed in the legitimate health hazards associated with wearing high shoes, which is why we’re ditching the heels this weekend and opting instead for a chic and sophisticated pair of trainers that will not only give us extra height but will help us go from a breakfast meeting to a dinner party*. Here are ten elegant and modern pairs of trainers to try that will give you a guaranteed extra few inches, too.

*a bag of chips on the way home from The Globe

Nike sportswearAir max 95 “animal pack” 2.0, €275 at Nackedcph.com

Nike sportswearAir max 95 “animal pack” 2.0, €275 at Nackedcph.com

Burgundy derby trainers, €115 at Uterque

Burgundy derby trainers, €115 at Uterque

Contrasting flatform sneaker, €49.95 at Zara

Contrasting flatform sneaker, €49.95 at Zara

Ciara chunky trainers, €52 at Topshop

Ciara chunky trainers, €52 at Topshop

Metallic leather exaggerated-sole sneakers by Alexander McQueen, €395 at Net-a-porter.com

Metallic leather exaggerated-sole sneakers by Alexandre McQueen, €395 at Net-a-porter.com

Platform velcro fastening sneakers, €39.95 at Mango

Platform velcro fastening sneakers, €39.95 at Mango

Metallic silver eclipse sneakers by Stella McCartney, €495 at Browns Fashion

Metallic silver eclipse sneakers by Stella McCartney, €495 at Browns Fashion

Fila ‘Disruptor’ in peach, €119.50 at Maha Amsterdam

Fila ‘Disruptor’ in peach, €119.50 at Maha Amsterdam

Leather platform sneaker, €690 at Gucci

Leather platform sneaker, €690 at Gucci

Slip-on bow trainers, €49 at Marks & Spencer

Slip-on bow trainers, €49 at Marks & Spencer