Day 28: Mean Green Mothers From Outer Space

Another donated pair today as I attempt to wear a different pair of trainers for every day of 2014.  And remake Gravity.

Jan 28 2

The second day of my first all-donated trainers week. Presumably by the end of this challenge, weeks like this will be the norm rather than the exception, unless I win the lottery. Which is unlikely. I never buy tickets. These Pumas are another rejected pair from Triathlon Plus, and yes, once again they’re green. What’s everybody up there (they’re a floor above us) got against green trainers?

Actually, I don’t mind these too much aside from the really cheap, overly-shiny, plasticky material over the toe-cap areas. It looks like the kind of thing the guards had to wear in Blake’s Seven and ’70s Doctor Who, ’cos leather was too pricey.

Jan 28 3

jan 28 cactus 2Not entirely sure my attempts to recreate Gravity have worked. They lack a certain something. Sandra Bullock for a start. And money. But hey, special effects aren’t everything. It’s the story that counts. And surely the story of a man trying to wear a different pair of trainers every day for a year for charity gets you right there. I expect David Lynch will be calling  to discuss the film rights soon. What do you mean, he’s already made The Elephant Man?

The title of the blog is actually a reference to Little Shop Of Horrors. So here’s vicious plant that has drawn my blood on a number of occasions. It’s a love hate relationship. I love to hate it.

Anyway, more donated trainers tomorrow. I think I’m being incredibly lucky on so far in that people are donating nice, shiny, barely-worn pairs. I thought you’d all be sending me the most smelly, old, minging pairs, just for a laugh.

Though that could still happen…

Usual sign off:

Current total: £365… yep, still going up!

• 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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