My teenage daughter has two looks. One is the trendy, fashion conscious wardrobe of skinny jeans, crop tops and anything with a TopShop label and the second is the sporty look. Hoodies emblazoned with Hockey and designer joggers from Jack Wills hang on the line with regular frequency.
For a sports mad girl who spends much of her leisure time on a hockey pitch we are often found browsing sports shops. Before my daughter I never realised just how many different types of sports shoe existed. Chloe and I recently visited a local specialist hockey shop as they stock the club and county kit she wears. Once inside she was soon lusting over more hockey sticks and hockey bags. We ended up leaving with a new kit bag in addition to the kit we went for.
Therefore last week when Millets contacted us to see if we needed any sports shoes Chloe was in shoe heaven! I am the same size as Chloe and thought long and hard about whether to get her some new shoes or have them all for myself! Being a good mum I decided to let Chloe choose.
Her beating heart was torn as they have specialist hockey shoes like these adidas adipower 11 shoes that are designed with comfort, speed and traction. She knows that having the right equipment does impact on how you play and she is determined to be the very best. They would also compliment that gorgeous blue county hockey hoody that she is so proud to wear.
However she also wanted some running shoes. she has been after the Nike Free’s for a while. In the end she opted for these as she wants runner training for the summer that will keep her feet cooler.
The Nike Free’s arrived and she was not disappointed she describes wearing them as wearing socks! I tried them on too (we are the same size) and I might even borrow them as they are super comfy. I havent run in them yet but Chloe has already taken them out for her GCSE PE lesson as today is a practical lesson.
They are not cheap but since breaking her ankle and the problems Erin has with her foot and mobility we don’t take any chances with footwear. I would rather buy quality brands that have lots of research into them that have been made with sport in mind. I absolutely believe that you need the right equipment for the right sport which is why choosing from Millet Sports is advisable.
Do you buy specific sports shoe for a specific sport? Once again it is Wednesday which means that Wednesdays Wardrobe is open to share what you have been wearing this past week. Do join the linky and don’t forget to check out my co hosts to see what they are showcasing this week. Cass can be found at Frugal family and Sarah at Boo roo and tigger too.