The Keepsake Brrr boots are another women’s boot made by Skechers that offer great value for money. They have a very nice three button design at the top which is not just for show, it is fully functional. Like a lot of women’s boots that Skechers have brought out in recent years, the uppers are made from Suede. They have a soft faux fur lining on the higher part of the boot which covers the lower leg, but this then changes to a fleece as it goes further down, so the feet are nicely insulated and kept warm by fleece.
As mentioned above, they are made from Suede so they are not fully waterproof. However, if you treat them with a good protective solution then they should be equipped to provide adequate reinforcement from rain and wet conditions in general, unless conditions are particularly bad. They have a thick gum rubber sole which has a fairly deep side tread.
There are a few issues that you should take into consideration if your thinking of buying a pair of Skechers Keepsake Brrr. First off, they come rather big in size and some women will need to buy a full size bigger than what they usually wear. The second issue, again related to size, but this time it’s the width of the top of the boots, (The calf’s) that also come big (wide) in size.
Apart from is issues mentioned there’s not much else to fault them. They are a great pair of boots for the price. They cost between £30 – £55 depending on size and colour. They are available in black, chocolate, and charcoal. Sizing starts from a UK size 2 and goes up to a UK 8. Most buyers praise these boots for their comfort and low price. And some actually pick these as a cheap alternative to UGG boots.
Puma Basket Classic with leather uppers are almost identical in design to the super popular Puma Suede. The canvas pairs of Puma Basket are quite different. Both are excellent pairs of trainers for the price, but it’s the leather classic pairs that really provide the best value for money. The leather Puma Basket Classic are more hard-wearing then the canvas versions, and even more durable than the Puma Suede due to them being made of leather.
Leather trainers are mostly always more hard wearing and weather resistant than most other materials. That aside, most versions of Puma Basket, and there are many, are great trainers that often get overlooked by the other, more popular pairs of Puma, like the Suede’s and the Clyde’s. Thing is, they are all related, and so similar in many ways. There are some great Puma Match colour ways out there if you look around. I managed to find a dark green (Forest) pair of Classic LFS with a brown gum sole (Pictured above) that are just excellent. They cost around £30 and can sometimes be found for sale on eBay. That’s where I bought mine from.
Other than the green, there are some really cool dark blue and grey examples (Classic LFS) out there that also have the brown gum sole. The pure white pairs with either the brown or white sole are also nice. That quality for the price is really excellent. And even the pairs with the white sole look good because the sole isn’t the thin generic one that’s used on certain budget pairs of Puma and Adidas trainers these days. It’s a thicker, skater style sole.
As I write this I was just looking at various pairs with the white soles and surprisingly, I can see that there are some Puma Basket for sale that do have the thin cheap looking white soles! So just be aware of this if you’re looking on buying a pair with a white sole. I’m sure you’ll see the difference a mile off.
The white sole pairs are in abundance and can be found for sale online everywhere. The pairs with the brown gum sole are the most desirable and definitely the pairs that look more expensive then what they really are. All pairs have the full sole to upper stitching going all the way round the shoe ensuring they won’t fall apart easily. For the price they are a real bargain.
For a low priced pair of running shoes, Adidas Duramo 6 certainly have a lot of in-built technology that’s geared towards traction and comfort. These shoes were made for running. They feature ADIPRENE®+, Litestrike Eva for optimal comfort, and a solid but well cushioned Adiwear outersole. As a result they are extremely comfortable to wear. And because of all the features they not only make a great cheap pair of running shoes, but also an excellent pair of trainers for everyday wear.
They’re cheap too, generally costing between £30 – £45 in most of the common adult sizes. The uppers are mostly covered with a mesh style fabric. The rest of the upper is made from synthetic materials. There are some great colour ways. White, Black, Orange, Grey, Blue, and even Beige are available. All the colour ways are nice but the best two colours are the grey and the blue (both pictured). But of course, everyone has different preferences.
Do you really need to spend hundreds of pounds on a pair of running trainers. No you don’t. You’ll find that sometimes the cheaper pairs may actually have the upper hand in terms of being basic but effective. Included in this category are the Duramo 6, and another great pair of all rounders within the same price range, the Puma Trinomic Trail Lo. A higher price doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best trainers for you as an individual.
This is exactly what some reviewers of the Duramo 6 have said, stating that these trainers are better than some pairs they have owned costing three times the price. Great, no-nonsense, comfortable trainers with a cheap price tag. If that’s what you’re looking for then you can’t go wrong with the Adidas Duramo 6. They are also quite true to size, which is always a bonus with Adidas Trainers.
Another classic pair of Adidas from the early 90’s. And another one of the many that have made a huge comeback in recent years. These are the superb Adidas Tech Super in a fresh white, turquoise and green colour way. There are so many Tech Super colour ways and designs out there, Burgundy pairs, tiger prints, zig zag patterns, pairs with flowers all over them, and pairs that look like they never stepped out of the 1990’s.
This pair, although still retro looking from certain angles, are a more up to date example that would suit the upcoming spring / summer really well. They make a nice pair of running shoes, or they are equally just as suitable as a nice clean pair of trendy trainers for everyday wear. Are they really women’s trainers, maybe the fit might be slightly narrow for men but they are definitely unisex. The uppers are a mixture of suede and fabric. Great with casual wear. They start from a UK size 4.5 and go up to a UK 9.5.
- Cheap Adidas Duramo 6 Trainers For a low priced pair of running shoes, Adidas Duramo 6 certainly have a lot of in-built technology that’s geared towards traction and comfort. These shoes were made for running. They feature ADIPRENE®+, Litestrike Eva for optimal comfort, and a solid but well cushioned Adiwear outersole. As a result they are extremely comfortable to wear. ...
The beautiful and rare Adidas Manchester 1/500 don’t come up for sale all that often. But when they do they command high prices. A lot of people want these to own a pair of these trainers, specially footwear collectors. As a result, when they first came out in 2010 (X Anniversary edition) quite a few people bought them and put them away as a future investment. They had no intention of ever wearing them. So today we see a few pairs coming up for sale here and there in brand new condition on eBay. See below.
As already mentioned, they are expensive. If you’re looking for a nice pair of trainers for everyday wear you probably don’t want to buy a pair of Adidas Manchester 1/500 for a minimum of £500. A pair of Adidas Spezial would be more suited costing around £40 – £60. Great trainers for the price.
However, if you will stop at nothing to get your hands on the 1/500 there are a few pairs available in various sizes. They have a light blue suede and fabric upper with a black sole, red stripes and trim (Looks more orange). Completely brand new pairs should come with two pairs of laces, one blue and one red pair.
Three nice extra details to finish off the design nicely is the gold trim used on the tongue, the inner sole, and the “Manchester” wording on the upper. Also, the bubbled tongue and the “1/500″ wording pressed into the suede at the back heel of the shoe.
They even have “Adidas” on one, and “Manchester” written on the other lace tips in gold. Great trainers if you can afford them. Lots of nice detailing. Some sellers have put them up for sale for £800! However, in all fairness they are rare trainers, very hard to find brand new these days, and if you want a brand new pair you have to pay the price!