But the "trainers" are the main thing. If these things fall apart, as they're close to doing, I'll be in trouble. I might have another pair of shoes somewhere, actually. Not sure what's wrong with them but must be something if they're just in storage.
There are plenty of shoe stores in town but I hate shopping for shoes and I think I' too old to go to these stores that have "trainers" stacked up in the windows.
I'll just get something online. I know my size, after all. And I've NEVER asked for a different size when shopping. I don't even know what an ill-fitting shoe feels like. I check the toe, I walk around a bit but I have no idea if they fit or not.
So I'll look for something online. Something age appropriate. I have all-black Vans now. Maybe stay the course.
For most of my life, I've hated anything with designs or logos. So just solid colour items with no discernible logos.
But as a kid, maybe 11 years old, I got some LA Hear shoes. Two different colour laces. Twisted leather strips down the side. Orange, black, and white. They were pretty rad.
Then I get to school and find out that LA Gear are no longer cool. It's "LA Queer" now.
Why was I wearing tennis shoes anyway? Must have been a "dress down day". So much stupid school shit. Pay five bucks and you can wear jeans to school. Or just go to a public school and wear jeans every day for free.
So I don't know maybe I should go for a new look. What are the locals wearing? Flannel? Track suits?
Oh man I did a case recently where a mother was boasting about how she bought her son a "designer track suit". It's madness. If you have money for "designer track suits" just buy better clothes.
Anyway, just checked out a GQ article about fashion for men in their 40s. Apparently, I'm already there. Jeans and button down plain shirts. I've been in style for 25 years then.
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