30 August 2011

My Last Pair Of Nike

It is official. I am no longer a fan boy of Nike after 25 years.

My last pair of Nike tennis shoes is finally dead and replaced by my newly acquired Adidas Barricade 6.0.

I anyhowly bought the pair at Queensway simply because I needed a pair to play tennis when I am back and given that I only only 4 times a year, it is hard to take my shoe shopping very seriously. That was until I returned in 2009 before I really punished it with tennis marathons that at one time, I played a whopping 10 hours in the glorious sun (with breaks and lunch in between).

So after 4 years, it finally gave way. Not bad for a $50 pair of shoes.

I fondly remembered my first pair of Nike Waffles. I picked up running partly to rid myself of anemia and partly also to siam having to perform First Aid duty during school runs. Those St John Ambulance uniforms are really a bitch to be wearing under the hot sun.

I fell in love with running and both literally and figuratively ran away with the sport. I have had many Nike running shoes over the years as I run through them very very frequently. From Air Pegasus, to Windrunner, to Air Max, just to name a few. Then there were also the cross-trainers, golf shoes and as mentioned earlier, the tennis shoes which have served me well over the years.

Eventually, I switched my running shoes to Asics as it is a tad wider which suits my broad feet better. I am using the GT-2140 at the moment.

So with the final pair of Nike tennis shoes in the trash can. I bid Nike adieu for now and thanks for 25 years of good service.

Perhaps another pair of Nike in the future? Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps.

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- Voxeros

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