Sometimes I do believe I have a way of sniffing out those bargains. It does pain me to pay full price for things but I think that always ensuring I have a wardrobe with the basics allows me to not have to 'need' items. I do therefore tend to buy a few random pieces based on what I like at very good prices. Shopping out of season is always a staple of mine, sandals in the winter and snow boots in the summer - I make my pennies go far! So when I saw these Nike trainers below at the Swindon outlet centre, I knew I didn't really need them but thought they were quirky and I pretty much live in flats. On top of those quick 'pro these trainers' tot up in my head was the £13.50 price tag. I kid you not. The back wall was full of trainers all at 50% off the last marked price. Seriously, our lunch cost more than these!
They are called the 'Genicco' print but aren't readily available online so possibly a discontinued line. Schuh have a good selection in at the moment and I really like these (not as good as my price tag I know!).
Brantano also have these which are pretty similar in style just a little brighter!
If you are just getting into the trainer game I would possibly start with a black pair. My Thea's are 2 years old now and still look great and I love wearing them. I really like these at Asos which are reduced from £55. Black just seems to fill the gap between a shoe and a trainer nicely.
One last note about trainers, I would size up. All of my trainers are half a size bigger than my normal shoes.