I've just bought a new pair of trainers. I'm very excited as I've not done this for quite some time. I'd shunned them in favour of shoes in a bid to appear smarter. Ha, what a load of rubbish.
I realised not only had I missed the comfort of trainers, I'd missed the experience. The fresh out the box smell and the joy of lacing up. But also the graphics. Trainers to me feel more 'graphics' than shoes. Does that make sense?
The chosen trainers were Adidas Rod Lavers, from the Tournament Edition collection. All plain white with a gorgeous little hint of dark green on the back which is the range's signature colour. They've been available for quite some time and I've had my eye on them for a while but was scared of the commitment for some reason.
Anyway, tried them on, loved 'em and then I clocked the box. Nice box. Dark green box. White debossed stripes. Hinged lid. A divider to seperate the trainers. A special box for the special range. I shared my box excitment with the sales guy, he mirrored my excitement.
Oooooh this is all lovely. Nice little graphic touches that mean absolutely zilch to the fit or comfort, just make a designer feel all tingly. Lovely.