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3:46pm on Friday, 13th February, 2009:

Not even a Year


I bought a new pair of shoes today. The previous pair didn't even last a year. The upper tore itself away from the sole along the big toe side of the left one .

These shoes were the same model as the shoes I had before, which broke at the heel. The shoes I bought today were the same as the ones I had before those, which went on the sole on the floor side. The fact that these short-life shoes break in different places would suggest that the cause is shoddy workmanship, rather than anything particularly bad I do to them when I walk.

£53.82 they cost me, with the VAT reduction and a 30% sale discount. That's just about a pound a week, if they last as long as their immediate predecessors...

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