My Tongue! My Life 20 MAR 2014

mr price mens running shoe gravity trainerA while back I needed to replace my jogging shoes because once again I had worn my existing pair out (pretty much because shoes aren’t generally built to withstand my weight, hence they die a fairly quick death).

Affordability being my primary criteria considering that this is more of a hobby on the side than anything else, I ended up picking up a nice pair of Mr Price Sport’s Chinese-manufactured, home brand running shoes, a pair of Maxed Gravity trainers.

And I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with my purchase – lightweight, comfortable and fairly cool thanks to its mesh outer.

Of course, I’ve been through a rather lazy patch the last couple of months as my RunKeeper profile can bear witness to, meaning that these new shoes of mine have been neatly packed away at the bottom of my cupboard. That was, until Monday when I thought it would be a great idea to take them out, blow off the dust and go for a afternoon walk during office lunch hour.

So there I was, sitting in my chair at my desk, pulling my shoes on whilst discussing the merits of Bitcoin as an international currency with my colleagues, when I heard the loudest of ripping sounds which in turn lead to an audible squeak from me as I lifted the tongue right out of my new right shoe.


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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.