I Remember a day when ........
I remember a day when shoes were black and brown , lace-ups and slip-on ( a bit risque ).
For sport there were plimsolls ( daps to us ) , white and black and of course
walking boots for the oldsters or those in the forces.
For the truly decadent , there was always suede , which you brushed ( gasp ! ) rather than polished.
Inside your house , in private , slippers were allowed and for the great wet outdoors , there were always wellington boots , black naturally .
Best of all , none of these products had a company logo plastered over them ; yes those were the days , my friend.
N.R. " American Gods " by Neil Gaiman ; a strangely quirky story of a road trip through America.