Mr Adolf Dassler, the forefather of the sports shoe began manufacturing them in 1920. Later he went on to form Adidas and the rest, they say, is history. Now I'm sure when Mr Dassler was slaving away in his little shoe workshop designing the ultimate sports shoe he didn't intend them to be:
- Kept hidden in the boot of the car for several months alongside several empty take away coffee cups and a half eaten baby rusk. Only rediscovered upon the 6 monthly car clean.
- Worn as protective footwear when cleaning the shower. Guaranteed the more expensive the sports shoe, the more bleach will be splashed on them, but at least feet remain dry.
- Worn for a spot of retail therapy (hey, you never can have too much foot support when browsing the racks of you favourite clothing store!).
- Sat at the back door gathering stones and spiders.
New Years resolution number one...commenced.