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How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Wed May 15, 2019 12:00 pm

I spent £55 on a pair of black Nike trainers, it says trainer on the label and it is the model most like a football trainer used to be.

In the olden days they were leather and tough and then they were plastic and tough and now they are designed to last a few weeks.

They are covered in a black lacy fabric that I presumed to be some sort of high-tech carbon-fibre type stuff. However, they really do have the durability of the equivalent of thin black lacy fabric instead of tough leather.

After a month of moderate use, a small hole appeared. in the top. My toe nail had incised it.

Tip 1. Keep your toe nails trim and with no sharp edges to stop them knifing the trainer innards.

To stop the damage going any further, I glued with superglue a black bicycle tyre patch on the inside of the shoe and they've been OK since and the hole is no longer visible. I've saved £50 on a new pair of trainers.

It's a fiddly operation to have superglue on one side of the patch and to move it on a finger to the required place. The glue dries very quickly so I had to try it twice.

Hope this is of use.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Damo » Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 pm

You should send this to readers digest
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Steve1956 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm

Damo wrote:You should send this to readers digest
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Bosscat » Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 pm

Damo wrote:You should send this to readers digest
Or "Top Tips" in VIZ comic
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Rowls » Wed May 15, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks pstotto for this invaluable tip.

I had to throw away a pair of cheap trainers only yesterday.

My tip for trainers is this - buy two cheap pairs instead of one expensive pair. They're likely to cost half the price but will last twice as long. By having two identical pairs you can trick people into thinking your trainers are lasting longer than they actually are.

The only problem I have is whether to wear them alternately or to wear out a pair fully then switch?

Any advice on this matter will be gratefully received.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed May 15, 2019 2:00 pm

Rowls wrote:Thanks pstotto for this invaluable tip.

I had to throw away a pair of cheap trainers only yesterday.

My tip for trainers is this - buy two cheap pairs instead of one expensive pair. They're likely to cost half the price but will last twice as long. By having two identical pairs you can trick people into thinking your trainers are lasting longer than they actually are.

The only problem I have is whether to wear them alternately or to wear out a pair fully then switch?

Any advice on this matter will be gratefully received.
Why don't you wear the left from one pair A and the right from pair B?
Then next time, wear the right from pair A and the left from pair B

That way each pair would last twice as long again
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Damo » Wed May 15, 2019 2:02 pm

Bosscat wrote:Or "Top Tips" in VIZ comic
That's more like it

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Rowls » Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:Why don't you wear the left from one pair A and the right from pair B?
Then next time, wear the right from pair A and the left from pair B

That way each pair would last twice as long again
:lol: :lol:

Thank you for this excellent idea wilks.

I'm designing a (quite literally) revolutionary shoe-rack to aid me in this endeavour.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed May 15, 2019 2:14 pm

You're welcome

I'll take 12.8% of the profit as "suggestion commission" :D

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Sausage » Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Rowls wrote:Thanks pstotto for this invaluable tip.

I had to throw away a pair of cheap trainers only yesterday.

My tip for trainers is this - buy two cheap pairs instead of one expensive pair. They're likely to cost half the price but will last twice as long. By having two identical pairs you can trick people into thinking your trainers are lasting longer than they actually are.

The only problem I have is whether to wear them alternately or to wear out a pair fully then switch?

Any advice on this matter will be gratefully received.
Wear one pair for a year to induce a certain amount of knackeredness. Then wear one old trainer with one new trainer in a bid to convince people that you have a prosthetic leg.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by South West Claret. » Wed May 15, 2019 3:07 pm

Pstotto wrote:I spent £55 on a pair of black Nike trainers, it says trainer on the label and it is the model most like a football trainer used to be.

In the olden days they were leather and tough and then they were plastic and tough and now they are designed to last a few weeks.

They are covered in a black lacy fabric that I presumed to be some sort of high-tech carbon-fibre type stuff. However, they really do have the durability of the equivalent of thin black lacy fabric instead of tough leather.

After a month of moderate use, a small hole appeared. in the top. My toe nail had incised it.

Tip 1. Keep your toe nails trim and with no sharp edges to stop them knifing the trainer innards.

To stop the damage going any further, I glued with superglue a black bicycle tyre patch on the inside of the shoe and they've been OK since and the hole is no longer visible. I've saved £50 on a new pair of trainers.

It's a fiddly operation to have superglue on one side of the patch and to move it on a finger to the required place. The glue dries very quickly so I had to try it twice.

Hope this is of use.
You can still get leather I use Pumas mainly because they seem to be the widest of all the makes I looked at when I bought them (my feet are a bit on the wide side).

It's also surprising that some people still don't know that if you buy cheap you usually end up buying twice, and before any smart arse says anything about that :D Pumas because they are made of leather do take a wile to soften up and mould to your feet.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 pm

I bought Primark slippers for £4 and they lasted literally a day. I was going to kick them around outside the shop but it's all security managed. Instead I bought a pair in M & S for £28 and they are still going strong six months later, so Rowls is a bit of a false economist.

What Puma trainers did you buy and where from? I haven't seen that in SD or the trendy trainer shops.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by MrTopTier » Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm

Saw a video of a bloke fixing a sink with supernoodles, would give them a try before throwing away.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by South West Claret. » Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm

Pstotto wrote:I bought Primark slippers for £4 and they lasted literally a day. I was going to kick them around outside the shop but it's all security managed. Instead I bought a pair in M & S for £28 and they are still going strong six months later, so Rowls is a bit of a false economist.

What Puma trainers did you buy and where from? I haven't seen that in SD or the trendy trainer shops.
I can’t rightly remember but I’ll have a gander tomorrow, I know for sure it wasn’t anywhere trendy...as I don’t do trendy :lol:

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Woonderbah » Wed May 15, 2019 9:48 pm

Rowls wrote:Thanks pstotto for this invaluable tip.

I had to throw away a pair of cheap trainers only yesterday.

My tip for trainers is this - buy two cheap pairs instead of one expensive pair. They're likely to cost half the price but will last twice as long. By having two identical pairs you can trick people into thinking your trainers are lasting longer than they actually are.

The only problem I have is whether to wear them alternately or to wear out a pair fully then switch?

Any advice on this matter will be gratefully received.
Why don't you select hopping as your preferred mode of transport ?
For example, left leg hop for two hours... Then right leg hop for two hours and so on.
Your trainers will last twice as long.

Or even better... Learn to walk doing hand-stands. Your trainers will be in pristine condition and last forever more.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Jeremy_Bentham » Thu May 16, 2019 4:10 pm

. always checks the bottom of trainers before purchase to look at the tread. He is still horrified from an incident over 20 years ago when he was trying to get dog **** off the bottom of a Puma King trainer.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Hipper » Thu May 16, 2019 4:48 pm

1. I would suggest getting a tough pair of socks if you have toe nails going through your trainers.

2. I believe Dave Burnley knows a bit about keeping trainers going! As well as denim jackets.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Corky » Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm

Anybody over the age of 20 who wears trainers as casual wear is a sad gherkin jerker, FACT.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu May 16, 2019 5:06 pm

It's close season.
Thank the heavens for these threads .
Get 'em in quick before it gets out we're not signing anyone. (Else)

:lol:

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Fri May 17, 2019 10:46 am

And there's more... Expect many rants in the coming months. :-)

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by CnBtruntru » Fri May 17, 2019 10:52 am

Pstotto wrote:I spent £55 on a pair of black Nike trainers, it says trainer on the label and it is the model most like a football trainer used to be.

In the olden days they were leather and tough and then they were plastic and tough and now they are designed to last a few weeks.

They are covered in a black lacy fabric that I presumed to be some sort of high-tech carbon-fibre type stuff. However, they really do have the durability of the equivalent of thin black lacy fabric instead of tough leather.

After a month of moderate use, a small hole appeared. in the top. My toe nail had incised it.

Tip 1. Keep your toe nails trim and with no sharp edges to stop them knifing the trainer innards.

To stop the damage going any further, I glued with superglue a black bicycle tyre patch on the inside of the shoe and they've been OK since and the hole is no longer visible. I've saved £50 on a new pair of trainers.

It's a fiddly operation to have superglue on one side of the patch and to move it on a finger to the required place. The glue dries very quickly so I had to try it twice.

Hope this is of use.
Like something of Blue Peter :D

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 pm

Yes... ;-)

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by tim_noone » Fri May 17, 2019 11:24 pm

Ive Worn Green Wellingtons for years now........wouldnt wear anything else much laster longing than any trainer very strong and durable wear them for Driving....work...trips to the Beach and strolling around the House! Had my current 2pairs five years now.
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Post by Burnley1989 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 am

Bosscat wrote:Or "Top Tips" in VIZ comic

Literally the first thing I thought when I read that... Partridge the second

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by South West Claret. » Sat May 18, 2019 8:46 am

tim_noone wrote:Ive Worn Green Wellingtons for years now........wouldnt wear anything else much laster longing than any trainer very strong and durable wear them for Driving....work...trips to the Beach and strolling around the House! Had my current 2pairs five years now.
Well if there that good why don't you wear them in bed then? :P

ED: No-one spot my deliberate spelling error then, some of you lot are slipping :D

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Sat May 18, 2019 9:58 am

Practicality is the refuge of the psychotic. :-)

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by ZizkovClaret » Sat May 18, 2019 11:21 am

Sorry to be that bellend, but yeah, buy cheap, buy twice

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 pm

In other words, double world production for the same result, Zizkov.

Triple landfill, too? Double supertanker, triple roads?
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Sat May 18, 2019 1:59 pm

It's that New Labour,yeah? Corbyn going to Stoke and saying Stoke needs to increase productivity ( minus his Wedgewood design portfolio which he left on the train).

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 6:54 pm

South West Claret. wrote:Well if there that good why don't you wear them in bed then? :P

ED: No-one spot my deliberate spelling error then, some of you lot are slipping :D
Bed socks :D

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by bfcjg » Sat May 18, 2019 9:47 pm

Once of a day trainers were worn to play sport now they are ridiculous overpriced fashion statements. Trainers in those days wouldnt be breeched by a four inch round head nail let alone a big toe.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by fatboy47 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:49 pm

Buy just one pair, and one of the walking machines from the footwear research place in Northampton.

Simply wear the pair for everything, and on retiring to bed attach them to the lasts on the walking simulater and set it to a fast heavy walking pace.
on rising switch the machine off and put the trainers back on your feet, and go about your business.

Today's flimsy trainers will disintegrate after 2 weeks of this regime, after which you return them to the shop along with receipt indicating date of purchase.
Receive your replacement pair and repeat the procedure.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by COBBLE » Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 pm

I think this topic in the future may become an exhibit of the early Pstotto period, a bit like Leonardo da Vinci with his interest in all kinds of practical things. Obviously LDV did not encounter rubber moulded footwear.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Sun May 19, 2019 7:05 am

Hydro-electric drains, that's my next big idea.
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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Jel » Sun May 19, 2019 6:06 pm

Pstotto wrote:Hydro-electric drains, that's my next big idea.
There were plans for a conduit to be built in Israel, taking water from the Mediterranean down to the Dead Sea. The idea is to use hydro power plants to generate electricity and then use it to purify the water to be used for drinking water. I don't know if it ever happened.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm

Not sure how household etc. waste disposal works, flushing water etc. but if there's a force involved then it's energy v. transit and where that would taker place, either in the home or further on, drain pipes on a house for instance in all that northern rainy weather. In equatorial climates there's a deluge once a day that could generate electricity also by surface pressure, monsoon pressure pads etc. Alpine snow as well.

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by ZizkovClaret » Mon May 20, 2019 10:17 am

Pstotto wrote:In other words, double world production for the same result, Zizkov.

Triple landfill, too? Double supertanker, triple roads?
Or, should you understand the meaning: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/buy_cheap,_buy_twice

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Re: How to fix a modern training shoe

Post by Pstotto » Mon May 20, 2019 10:14 pm

Moving on from our agreement in so many words, I'm sure you're interested in the third world having new blue technology and also the developed nations.

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