30 Dec

london 10.39am 10C cloudy 2018

i have been interested in sneakers or trainers shoes lately. ever since i saw a pair by the recyling bins, and did not take them. i was not thinking of them until i saw it and later had time to think that i do need one soon, as i am on my last pair of sneakers that i found long ago. so i have since been keeping a lookout for them. unfortunately, they are quite hard to find.

when u consider there must be thousands of old sneakers lurking in every household and with people buying new trainers every year, why are we not flooded with 2nd hand sneakers? anyway as is usual when you are thinking of something, you begin to notice it everywhere.

so this article i saw this morning about sneakers and trainers caught my attention. it is saying adidas and nike dominate this sector and it used to be they make trainers specifically for use in sports. like runners, for athletes and basketball shoes signing up lebron to endorse it. but now they are moving away from such shoes to all purpose trainers that people can use for daily life. i see adidas runner trainers are reduced to as low as £25 now from £40. though the usual is more like £30 from £60 normal. quite a climbdown from when they are not on sale at other times of the year and you find them usually priced at £75.

actually i thought that was what was happening anyway, because nowadays everyone wears trainers and they are not confined to sports wear anymore. looks like the manufacturers and sellers of trainers have finally realised it. anyway it seems the biggest profit 50% of each shoe sold is taken by the retailer. so not much profit for the manufacturer it seems.

so it opens the way for smaller businesses to sell direct to customers using the internet. and new ways of making the shoes. that one about shoes made from wool sounds interesting. hope they are can wear those shoes without socks. that is a good selling point i thought. they are pricey, £95.

but anyway in the meantime i hope the sales would make lots more people throw away their old trainers and leave them by the recycling bins instead of inside those special bins provided. 

yesterday i went to the tesco to see what they have reduced, and found a panna cotta dessert for 60p. i have not heard of such a dessert before, but it looked quite nice. and when i got back and ate some, it is nice. haha. i looked it up in google and found a gordon ramsay utube showing how it is done. it is cream and milk, with gelatine to set it and topped with raspberry sauce. what i bought is a huge dessert of it, too much for one person, so just as well my friend david is coming to visit me today and i can offer it to him.

i also bought 4 eclairs, because it was reduced to 40p. it took me this long to eat them, ever since i was tempted by that free offer of eclairs by that business in chelsea. now that i have tasted it, i am not sure i like it that much. haha. (though it did not stop me from eating all 4 in one sitting haha) too sweet that topping of chocolate that they coat it with. it swamped the whipped cream inside it.

i got a free tea -and- cake voucher from john lewis, and i had thought of getting an eclair but now i tasted it, i think i shall just go for their cheesecake instead. i usually take a cheesecake anyway. it is the least sweet thing on their cake counter. 

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