Do These Shoes Make Me Look Old? #YearTil40

Do These Shoes Make Me Look Old? #YearTil40

Do These Shoes Make Me Look Old? #YearTil40

Back when I was a teenager my favorite shoes were Converse All Stars. I love basic shoes and appreciate a classic. I also love that they can be a little offbeat and unique. But once I hit my 30s I stopped wearing my favorite shoes because I felt like I was trying to cling to my youth. I didn’t want to be one of those women who look foolish when they are trying desperately to be hip. I would eye the Converse display at the shoe store and wish I could wear them in all their multi-colored glory. Sigh.

But then I started noticing middle-aged women wearing Converse and they did not look ridiculous. In fact, they looked pretty cool. Dare I say they looked better in their Converse than the younger people I so often saw wearing them? I felt inspired and headed down to the store to pick up a pair of my own. There they are on my big ol’ feet in the picture above.

It has been kind of transforming to wear these shoes again. When I wore them as a teenager it was more likely than not about looking cool and making a statement. But now, I just wear them because I like them. As I get closer and closer to 40 I have realized that my first priority in fashion is finding something that I like and feel great in. The days of worrying about what others might think are quickly falling away. Maybe you think these shoes make me look like an aging woman who is clinging to her glory days or maybe you are a middle-aged woman who has a few pairs of Converse in her own closet. Either way, can we agree that at 40 we should be comfortable and satisfied with our fashion choices?

I have decided to wear what I like. Of course, with age comes wisdom (most of the time) so I know my limits. Don’t expect me to go running around in a bikini this summer. But you just might see me wearing these…

Wonder Woman Converse

Next up, I may take on skinny jeans… or not.

What are your favorite shoes?


About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. I think the ones you have look great! Nothing wrong with them at your age, it’s kind of one of those things that works at any age.

  2. Debra Wagner says

    OMG…I love those wonder woman sneakers! You have to get them. You know everything comes back around in fashion!! 🙂

  3. Love Converse for the whole family. Hubby and the boys wear them too. I will continue to wear them (I adore the WW ones!).

  4. i love converse

  5. I love my CAS. Kids wear them too so they know what’s up and I don’t think it makes people our age look old.

  6. As horrible as they are for your feet, you can never go wrong with a nice pair of ballet flats,

  7. i wear them too!
    but i had that maroon color when i was in junior high – memories!!

  8. I think you can rock converse at any age! In fact, I think it makes you look like one of the cooler “old” (aka not old) people when you wear them! Your choice of next pair are AMAZING!

  9. Debra Wagner says

    Tell me where you can buy those wonder woman sneakers!

  10. I will turn 40 later this week, I believe you are only as old as you feel! Some days I feel like I’m 40 but most of the time, I’m like, what are you talking about?!?! I am not 40!!

  11. Bogdan Mohora Sebastian says

    the soul don’t stay in shoes!

  12. Dorothy Boucher says

    i love these and i still own a pair of these, i think they are made just right, light and airy hehe now you can just design them the way you want, but i think they will always be in style 🙂 thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  13. Judy Thomas says

    You are only as old as you feel. These are great shoes, I would wear them and so would my 15 year old 🙂

  14. You don’t look a day over 29 lady 🙂

  15. LOVE the shoes 🙂 You can rock them!

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