New Shoes!

Woke up cold one Tuesday
I’m looking tired and feeling quite sick
I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life
So I quickly opened the wardrobe
Pulled out some jeans and a t-shirt that seemed clean
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes
That were ripped around the seams
And I thought these shoes just don’t suit me

Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything is right
I said, hey I put some new shoes on
And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting
Oh short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse
Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes

I’m not actually a huge Paolo Nutini fan, but on this particular Tuesday, some new shoes did arrive and thanks to bumping in to him in a restaurant in Glasgow last year, he does remind me of good times. Anyway, this is all about the shoes, not Mr Nutini!

The new shoes are Adidas Tempo Boost, billed as a lightweight training shoes and whilst not an all out racing flat, a racing shoe as well.


I’m no stranger to the Tempo Boost, they are replacing another pair of the same model, which have been my everyday training shoe for the last few months. Whilst I do own some racing flats, Saucony Fastwitch, they only get brought out for the odd track session and 5k racing on perfect dry roads. The pair they replace have seen some action and are definitely looking worse for wear.


I may buy a couple more pairs to see me though Marathon training, whilst I can get them at a reasonable price, although price isn’t my first priority, I live in fear of Adidas ‘improving’ them when they bring out a new model.

Going back five years, I loved the Adidas Adizero Adios, then Adidas revolutionised its performance running shoe line with the introduction of Boost and the old Adizero Adios disappeared to be replaced with Adios Boost. I excitedly bought the Adios Boost only to find that they were all kinds of wrong.

A few years and quite a few hundred pounds of experimentation has brought me to the Tempo Boost as my perfect training and distance shoe.

Just don’t go changing!

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