Day 18: Stan Wars Episode Shoe: Return Of The Velcro

The Force is with one man on a mission to wear a different pair of trainers every day in 2014 in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK… Donate here

Jan 18 Stan Wars

You know, I’ve never been able to spot that moment in Return Of The Jedi when the effects guys allegedly used a tennis shoe as a spaceship…

I suppose I should have kept this for May the Fourth (“be with you”) but I couldn’t go four months without a Star Wars gag. I’m sure I’ll have another idea by then.

But, being a stickler for detail, I had to wear the nearest thing I own to tennis shoes for this shot. And since I chucked away my Green Flash last year (if anybody had any size nine Green Flash to loan I’d love to feature them this year at some point) these Stan Smiths fitted the bill… not that I can ever imagine Andy Murray wearing shoes with Velcro fastenings.

Stan Smiths are great (especially the new range). Stan Smiths with Velcro fastenings…? Not so much. I bought these years ago when a contestant on Big Brother was wearing them; now, there’s a lesson to be learnt. Always meant to get around to buying a lace up  pair; just never got around to it, and so now the world must know I own the kind of footwear you always see outside cells in episodes of Police, Camera, Action!  Shoe snob? Me? Wait till you see some of the Triathlon Plus rejects I’ll be wearing next week.

And before I sign off or the day, another in my occasional series:“Most Sci-Fi Cons On The Net”:


Usual sign off:

Current total: £300 (no new donations yesterday… come on guys! £1 will fund three minutes of research and every second counts!)

• Remember this is all for charity, so any pennies or pounds you can spare PLEASE DONATE BY CLICKING HERE.

• Follow me on Twitter to make sure you see what trainers I’m wearing each day.

• If you have any trainers you could donate (either on loan or old pairs you’re getting rid of) which are size 9 (ish) contact me at so we can arrange collection.

• Please, please, please leave comments below! I’m after ideas for mini-challenges, future photoshoots and how I can find enough pairs of trainers!

Dave G


4 thoughts on “Day 18: Stan Wars Episode Shoe: Return Of The Velcro

  1. Ian Coomber says:

    I normally ignore anything in a charity shop that isn’t books or DVDs (or novelty ties), but I’m sure they must sell trainers as well??

  2. Pingback: Day 33: The Trash Compactor | The Sole Of Sci-Fi

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