To me comfort comes first,price comes second and the others like style and fashion come later.Last week,my casual walking shoes went kaput.The pair of shoes have served me well for more than five years and it is time I get a new ones.Before I talk about my shoes,I must thank Allah swt for the pair of legs that I have been walking on for the last 55 years of my life.It is not like the tyres of my car or bicycles that I need to replace every 2 or 3 years!This reminds me of the appointment with my orthopedic surgeon( who is also my schoolmate) when I complained of my knee problem.The good doctor asked me to look out of the window from his clinic and show him any cars that passed through with tyres more than 50 years old.We had good laughs and I felt grateful that I still have two legs to walk on.My cousin,who is a one year older than me,is walking on one artificial leg because one of his legs had to be amputated due to diabetes.Last weekend,I attended a wedding and saw a man pushing his wife in her wheel chair.What if it were me sitting on the wheel chair pushed by my wife?Thank you my Lord for the legs that still could carry 75kg around KL...
I need to stop a while for my breakfast.Will continue later..
Where was I? Okay,it is about my new walking shoes..
I used to wear buy Larrie shoes for my business wear when I was in my 30's.That was a long time ago....Then my interest fell on Clark and Hush Puppy for their comfort but when it comes to fashion,I prefer other brands.
First, the advertisement really caught me.These copy writers at the AD Agencies are really great.They knew what to say to capture our attention and touch our feelings.No wonder I heard that these good copy writers are earning 5-figure a month!The ad was so appealing to me that I immedately snapped it with my smart phone as shown on top right.It says," Angkor Wat Explorer"...and the shoes were sitting on a map of the ruins of Angkor Wat.That looked great to me..Below it is the a photo of my good loyal old shoes.
I asked for my size 9 and walked with the new shoes.They are light,soft and comfortable as casual walking shoes and not for jogging.The price was not cheap and but reasonable.If it could lasts for 5 years like the previous one,it only cost me about 10 sen per day.And 10 sen per day to protect my feet is a really good investment.
So, gentlemen,buy a good pair of shoes and walk while you can..