BORING LIFE INTERLUDE BIT: Nearly 2 years ago, whilst packing up to move to Berlin, I decided (controversially) to cull my lifelong trainer collection in one fail swoop. Three pairs remain, 1 pair of Nike Spiridon, 1 pair of Nike Mayfly and a pair of Nike Air Max One I just could’t part with. The first two, I’ve never worn and probably never will, a little nod to what was a serious obsession.
So, 50 pairs of kicks go to friends, ebay, bins, etc. I ‘grow’ up and take to Red Wing, Grenson, Sperry and a more mature type of trainer, Vans. 2 years later, partly down to the wearing of ‘hard shoes’ I give myself Achilles Tendonopathy. The cure? Wear trainers for a bit. Damn.
So… I’m looking and I’m finding it tricky, not a lot going on with trainers right now, re-release after re-release, so I was quite taken with these, mainly as they’re different (and I found the FREE thing very comfy). Haven’t bought them, but still like them… Anyway, the story of their creation is rather nice.
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