26 August 2012

Handmade or manmade?

I need a new pair of trainers.
I used to have a really great pair of comfy leather Nikes a few years back, so last week I went into their Neal Street, Covent Garden shop.
I was dispponted to see that almost all of the wonderfully colourful stock was made from some kind of plastic mesh. I explained to the assistant that the shoe he was showing me would be no good in the rain and, anyway, I didn't like the fact that the materials were man-made.
So he picked up slightly different shoe and told me that the material was machine-made.
You just can't make this stuff up!


  1. It's your own fault, you go to a shop that sells trainers, manned by staff who probably love trainers and expect them to understand the concept of natural materials when this is clearly outside their field of experience. Give 'em a break LOL

  2. You're right the best material is real.

  3. It could have been worse, he might have handed you a pair and told you they were made by children.

  4. Malcolm... there must be some leather trainers out there SOMEwhere!



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