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Down at heel.....

...literally! My beloved red high top cons have finally given up the ghost. The heels are falling apart and the rain keeps getting in. I bought them at a jumble sale when I first lived in London (but they were brand new when I bought them), so it must have been 1998. That makes them 15 years old :-)
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They have been my "go to" footwear choice, especially when wearing jeans. They have made me feel young. They have travelled to South Africa, Poland, UK, Ireland, France, California and been faithful, comfortable companions. They have seen me through 2 pregnancies as my feet swelled and still fitted again afterwards!. I don't think I've ever had footwear that I have worn so consistently, all year round, and lasted so well. Best QUality. Ever. And I don't want to dump them, but they are really beyond saving. Plus, I just replaced them. Meet my new (&slightly bigger) pair of red cons.
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The pair of red cons are dead. Long live the new pair! And here's to the next 15 years. Can I still wear cons as a 40year old? :-) Hell yeah!

Oh, and my favourite photo of me and my original cons! I like how the red in Markus' tshirt hightlights the red of my cons
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beebarf
Aug. 19th, 2013 08:46 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm 44 and I currently have 5 pairs of sneakers - not Converse, but similar styles, including a red pair :) (got to love Sainsburys!)

We have some new draft policies at work, including one for dress, and it specified no trainers. That has had a comment made, both by myself and my other comms colleague, our uniform is pretty much jeans and sneakers if we're not going to be in meetings or at a public event!
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