Today I did the unthinkable. I actually bought a pair of tennis shoes.
I think the last pair I bought was somewhere around eight or nine years ago. I’ve bought a couple pairs of sandals since then, but I only wear my tennis shoes a few times a year, so they’ve persisted through the ages.
I was reminded of Obi-Wan Kenobi, when he muttered the immortal lines:
“New shoe smell… now that’s a smell I haven’t smelt in a long time. A long time.”