Time to go…………….

I don’t own a pair of shoes as I live in trainers or crocs for short walks or the garden, and shortly before my birthday I invested in a new pair of trainers.
The ones I have been wearing were given to me by my neighbour  as they were her husband’s and he had only worn them once. I have worn them every day for 26 months and finally have had to kick them into touch. The insides have now worn and split, though there is still a lot of wear on the soles. However, being diabetic, I have to look after my feet so it would be a little silly to wear shoes that could rub my heels and make them sore.
The replacements are a different colour, but the same make and when I tried them on in the shop, they fitted like a glove. I left them in the box and put them under the bed  in readiness.
As an aside, we bought Hubby some new trainers a little while ago but when he wore them round the house for a few minutes, they rubbed his heels so we had to take them back.
I wore them today for the first time and was well pleased that they are as comfortable as the previous pair. I have no idea how far we’ve walked over the past two years or so, but we’ve done a fair few miles. I wrote this post early on in my blog and it makes quite interesting reading when you’re working out value for money. You won’t get much better than 26 months for free, but if I get as much mileage out of my new pair, then it will be £64 well spent.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Time to go…………….

  1. Over here, we call trainers sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they’re suitable for sneaking around in.

    • Sneakers here are usually plimsolls, which have a soft sole but not very thick so I can feel the pavement through them. These have a hard but textured sole, so plenty of grip.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Oh wow! Thats a long time to get out of trainers! Enjoy the new pair! ❤

  3. murisopsis says:

    A pair of shoes that don’t require a “break-in” period are worth their weight in gold!!

    • They are, and as I hate shopping for them, it’s an added bonus and I’ll balk at the price later. I knew these were expensive compared to what I usually pay, but if they last years rather than months, it’s better value.

  4. I need something comfortable for my feet, don’t suppose you could share the make?

  5. willowdot21 says:

    North Face are excellent, so are their jackets and fleeces! 💜

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