i retired my oldest pair of chucks yesterday. they used to be dark blue, but now they're purplish-grey. the laces used to be red, but now they're pinkish-grey. the rubber used to be white, but now it's brownish-brown/grey. but a light brownish-brown/grey.
the holes in the soles were becoming a pedaling problem. if my fixie can't get on with my footwear, i retire the shoes. it's funny, b/c i wear my many-holed docs on my fix with little problems, on stompin' days.
oh, yeah. riderx, great online mag, as always. believe it or not, you and sheldon b. have offered me the online encouragement to ride a fixie. my cyclo-snob real-life buddies frown on fixed-gear, b/c it's so faddish. they tried to discourage me. but you, my brother, helped me see the light.