Even after 18 years with wife Jools, Jamie Oliver proved he's still an old romantic at heart, by making a huge gesture for their 18th wedding anniversary.
Not content with simply a card, flowers of a box of chocolates, Jamie revealed that one of the couple’s joint passions actually sparked an idea for a present.
He revealed that he and Jools share a love of Hi-top trainers – and so, as anyone would, he decided to make her some of his own!
The TV chef confessed, “Jools and I were about to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and I had no idea what to give her. We share an obsession for old school, vintage Hi tops and I thought how cool it would be to design a bespoke pair for her!
“I reached out to SEVEN FEET APART – a local company who make trainers I already wear and love. After many discussions, sketches, mood boards and mentoring, the JO-18 was ready.”
Jamie went on to reveal, “I absolutely loved the whole process and decided to share the love a little wider and make a few more. It was so much fun and I hope people love them as much as I do.” What a sweet gesture!
Jamie has launched two versions of the unisex trainer, in a Low-top design, and, of course, the Hi-top design. While the trainers are primarily white, and therefore will go with anything – one has some lovely yellow detailing, while the other trainer includes blue detail.
The trainers are an investment piece, with the Hi-tops on sale for £189, and the Low-tops available for £169. But, as Jamie himself said, the designs are classic, vintage items, meaning they’ll work in your wardrobe for years to come.
Pair them with jeans and a top for a casual, relaxed look – or, wear them with a dress for a stylish edge to your outfit. Plus, we guarantee, they’ll be infinitely comfier than any pair of heels.
Matthew Bagwell, Co-founder of SEVEN FEET APART and Jamie’s close friend, admitted that it was ‘great’ to be a part of Jamie’s romantic present for his wife.
He said, “It’s great to help out a mate with such a romantic gesture. Jamie was heavily involved in every decision we made, the style, the material, the colours, the box…
“It was a lot of fun ‘cooking’ these up together and we’re glad Jools loves them.”
If you fancy picking up a pair of the trainers Jamie and Jools love, you can browse the JO-18 collection on the Seven Feet Apart website here.