Day 187: Another Song Of Lace And Fire

Okay, I’ve used the “Lace And Fire” gag before, but this time the story really is about the laces…

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Brief one today, because, as expected, after getting my parents’ wifi and my laptop talking last night, lulling me int a sense of false security, by this morning they’d had a falling out and refused to communicate.

And then, when I arrived home, expecting to have missed the Wimbledon “gentlemen’s” final, I caught what I assumed was the match point… and then it went to a fifth set. What a great match! Wish I’d seen more of it. Especially as I didn’t have a favourite.

Anyway, as this is being posted so late I’ll keep it short, and explain why the “lace” pun in the headline is relevant. The Mizunos are another pair from the Future Sports Divisions’ free box. And they would be a might fine pair of runners if they didn’t have the oddest laces ever .

July 6 laces

What are all those knobbly bits about? They make it impossible to tighten up the laces as they barely goes through the lace holes. And you can’t bow knot them. I did experiment with the tucking the ends inside the trainers, yoof-style, but that was just freakishly uncomfortable. So then I wondered whether you’re just suppose to leave them stiking out (they are triathlon trainers, so that’d save time in transition) but that was just irritating having them flopping around.

If I was keeping them, I’d just replace the laces with proper ones.

See you tomorrow!

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