I’ve not had trainers since I was, oh, twelve or so, except sort-of gym shoes with laces for when I ran out of excuses for PE. But I’ve broken the zips on three pairs of trousers (from getting fatter) in the past month, and I can’t face buying a set of replacements, so much as I despise jogging, I am going to have to take it up until Notburga is free for another fortnight of intensive slimming. These were going cheap for some reason. (The guy had tellies as well, and I thought it would be nice to get Gran a good big flash telly for this coming winter, but I didn’t have enough cash on me.)

[update: perhaps after owning trainers for a while I will be able to answer Seraphic’s question.]