Day 27: Lost In Sp-Asics

The first in a whole week of donated trainers with a pair of Asics launched into deep space (kinda) for the 365-day trainer challenge.

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Crap Photoshopping ahoy! (But I wanted one shot without my dull brown living room carpet.)

To remind people (or enlighten newcomers) that this isn’t just a blog about me showing off my trainer collection, for the whole of this week I’ll be wearing on-loan or donated trainers. Which’ll probably please anybody fed up of my all cheap plimsolls (never fear – a themed “battered old Cons” theme week is coming).

These are a pair provided by Cycling Plus, and though not quite as green – or garish – as the ones that came from the Triathlon Plus free box (see day 22) there’s still a green theme in the mix, and the laces are like little fabric lightsabers. Gotta admit, I’m very impressed with these. After my moan about Asics being designed for narrow feet earlier in this challenge, I’m going to have revise that to Asics other than their running shoes. These are so comfy, I’d be out jogging right now if I weren’t blogging. And a lazy git.

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Here’s what the main pic would have looked like without Photoshop mutilation… erm, manipulation. Or maybe I got that right the first time. You may also notice my posh camera was charged up and ready to  use again today.

jan 27 carpetThis is also officially the BEST RUG IN THE WORLD. Okay, it’s supposed to be for a child’s bedroom not a grown man’s front room, but it’s colourful, it’s educational (if out of date – it includes Pluto) and I work on a sci-fi mag, okay. Besides, you probably won’t notice it because you’ll be too busy sniggering at the amount of dragons and Tibetan singing bowls  around my living room.

Anyway, Monday morning of a very busy week. Must get on with work, otherwise Comic Review won’t get launched on Friday. I keep saying I’m going to scale back on the photos and blogs to do some real work, and this week that may well be the case. Or maybe not. Stay tuned.

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Usual sign off:

Current total: £355 

• 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 – I can do anything from 8 to 10) 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


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