But, thanks to Isabel Marant’s Willow and Betty trainers (which were seen on pretty much every fashionista’s feet during London Fashion Week), this comfortable sport-shoe hybrid has become the piece of footwear to add a casual cool lift to your Spring look.
For those who shrink at the thought of stumping up £400 for a pair of trainers, Ash do a far more affordable take on the trend – which have been so popular, their Bonie and Cool styles have been reordered five times on the website.
But now Ash have answered the desperate plea for more affordable high-tops, with a brand new limited edition range of pastel coloured styles, which go online on Sunday 1 April.
So banish all memories of the Spice Girls sporting Buffalo platform trainers, and take a look at this cool new collection - we love the Spring-like sugary hues, and think they would look great with pale coloured jeans (very leg-lengthening).
The trainers cost £149 from ashfootwear.co.uk and are available for a limited time only – so be quick if you want a pair!