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Men, step away from the trainers

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

What is it with men and trainers? Or rather, men of a certain age and trainers. I’m still trying to banish the horror-show image of Rishi Sunak wearing Adidas Sambas in No. 10 in an interview to promote his tax policies.

Has western civilisation really come to this? Are we destined to succumb to rubber-soled hell, or is there still a place left for those of us who prefer shoes that last decades, not a couple of years before being consigned to the dustbin of athleisure history?

For years I’ve played a game checking out men’s footwear on the London Underground.

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