Updated 27 May 2002, 18.55
Trainers are everywhere.
And they're cool. But are some cooler than others?
What are your favourites, and what do you think of others?
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Trainers are an important part of fashion, but some can be a real rip off. Although I do like to have fashionable trainers, it doesn't matter that much!
Mel, 14, Coldstream
I have think brand name trainers r a rip-off! Brand names r no different 2 normal trainers. You can get more comfortable and cheap not brand-name trainers and uncomfortable expensive brand name trainers. Wot wood u buy?!?!
Michaela, 11, Staffs
My trainers say a lot about me, they are plain white and covered in Harry Potter drawings and stickers. They warn people I'm a massive Potter fan!
Jade, 13, Manchester
I think that trainers have become too commercialized. If you don't have the right pair at school you are bullied and if you have really nice ones they will be stolen. People shouldn't have to worry about the shoes they wear after all they are more for comfort than anything else.
Tarini, 11, Bromley
Trainers are so last year and so casual that I think shoes are so much nicer. I mean they smarten you up. Nothing can beat the good old high street shoe it is so much more comfy and anyway who uses trainers to train in nowadays?
Miriam, 14, Newquay
I think some trainers are just a rip- off, the people who make the trainers aren't thinking about the customers anymore they're just thinking of themselves, and how much money they can make out of us.
Kayleigh, 14, Brighton
I love trainers because they go with every item of clothing. I have eight pairs and couldn't live without them
Natalie, 13, Feltham
I think trainers are really cool and say a lot about the person who is wearing them. You can wear them for sports or you can wear them for fashion, but however you wear them they're always cool!
Antonia, 13, Bradford
I just buy trainers to wear. It doesn't bother me what they look like, as long as they have some yellow in them!
Gemma, 14, Taunton
They're so cool and I always buy them because most trainers are trendy and neat! They also go with any clothing!
Lydia, 12, Northampton
It shouldn't matter what brand your trainers are. Anyway, the bigger the brand name, the more it's going to cost you.
Natalie, 13, Lincoln
I think that people should get trainers purely for practical activities and not just to show off to their mates.
Maddison, 13, Fleet
I think that trainers are cool for sport and for going out . They are comfy.
Emma, 12, Fleet
Trainers are cool, my favourites are my Reeboks. My friend says he prefers Nike, but I think they are too commercial, mine are for sport, his are for show.
Simon, 11, Durham