Supergas Vs Vans

September 11, 2013

Alexa and Superga

Alexa Chung in Navy Supergas

I don’t know quite how I have managed to survive without any trainer shoes. This summer I have spent time on bikes, visiting dirty cities for hours and walking in beautiful golden fields all without trainer shoes! It has got to the point where I am ruining ballerina pumps and wearing wellington boots when it is clearly not muddy or cold enough. I have decided to buy myself a pair of trainer shoes..pumps..sneakers – whatever you prefer,  but I don’t want Converse like everyone else, I think Supergas or Vans are just that little bit more stylish.


One summer a couple of years ago everyone went crazy for Supergas as soon as Alexa Chung was pictured with a navy pair. Much to my families amusement my mum has actually been wearing Supergas for over 20 years. She has about 2 pairs in cream, one in navy and one pair in floral. They just seem to go on for ever and ever, still in perfectly good condition after multiple washes and on top of that are super comfortable. Being a student as well I find them really affordable, around £45.00 for a classic pair that you know will go on for ever and ever.

Vans sneakers

Superga, an Italian brand born in Turin in 1911, resemble the American skateboard sneaker Vans. They are not as elegant but there are certainly a lot more styles and colours available to choose from. And here is where I am stuck, the styles and colours on the Vans website are more what I am looking for but I do not have the guarantee of knowing I have bought decent trainer shoes as I would get buying a pair of Supergas.

Help and thoughts please!


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