#tbt – Shoe Firsts

The first running shoes I bought for myself for high school track were a pair of white leather Nike Cortez.

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The “sponge” midsole broke down quickly. I wore them everywhere, which didn’t help their durability.

I scuffed entirely through the toe-cap while climbing on the concrete roof of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium during a field trip.


That led me to my first attempts at using Shoe-goo, a story for another day.

What were your first running shoes?

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