I had these as a teenager and I was excited to see them in last summer’s J. Crew catalogue. I’d intended to buy a pair, but they never went on sale, and I couldn’t commit to a colour. Pink? Navy? I just couldn’t decide.
Imagine my excitement when I found an unworn pair of sneakers with a navy stripes, in my size, at a thrift store. Not only that, a pink pair, also unworn, and in my size were sitting just a few inches away. Obviously, I grabbed both.
I’m delighted with my new shoes, but I have to say, at the risk of sounding like a cliche, they really don’t make them like they used to. The Tretorns of the 80s were much better quality. I’m so glad I didn’t buy them at retail price. I would have been disappointed.
Next up – bowling shoes!
I was really enjoying tennis, but this summer has been far to hot to play at the outdoor club we’d joined last year. Instead, we’ve opted for the climate controlled environment offered by our local bowling lanes. We’ve joined a weekly league for the summer and we’ll probably continue in the fall.
Up until now, I’ve only bowled occasionally. Now that I’ll be going on a regular basis, I thought it was time to invest in my own shoes. I’m not a germaphobe, but I’ve always been a tiny bit skeeved out by the groody rentals.
I was going to play it safe with some neutral black shoes, but then I saw these. I’m hoping the flashy footwear will distract from the fact that I’m a tragically, mediocre bowler.