For Sale: Pair of Olde English Legs – only one careful owner.

For Sale: Pair of Olde English Legs – only one careful owner.

I think I need a new pair of legs! The ones I have are beginning to feel old. We haven't done as much walking this year as we normal do (blame the garage and the weather) and my legs are showing it so I need to do some more leg exercise over the winter to prepare for next year just in case we get a summer. :umbrella:

I have just bought a new pair of walking shoes because putting on my normal walking boots (it can get very muddy around here in wet weather), with all the lacing up, tends to put me off. These new shoes are very rugged but, more importantly, they fasten using Velcro straps which takes but a few seconds.

I've just tried them out on my short walking circuit, 1.5 miles, and they are very comfortable. The acceleration is not as good as I'd hoped but then they are very fuel efficient although they do tend to understeer on the corners. smilies

I've checked the distance for this route quite accurately using my new Android 'phone gadget with Ordnance map loaded and GPS tracking on and it shows my track on the map giving the total distance as 1.5 miles. There is another route I did a day or so ago using 'The Gadget' and that route is 2.5 miles. That will be my medium walking circuit.

Some time in the not too distance future there is another route I can measure with the Gadget which should be longer than the previous two – that'll be my long walking circuit and I'll be interested to see what the actual distance is. This form of measurement is considerably more accurate than using a pedometer.

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4 thoughts on “For Sale: Pair of Olde English Legs – only one careful owner.

  1. Velcro…the single most important, practical, and easiest material ever invented :lol:

    Has “Top Gear” investigated these shoes? Has “The Stig” done a time-run for your walking circuit? How do your shoes rate with shoes worn by movie/tv stars?

    Good for walkin’, though. You’ll be in most excellent shape for trips next season :banana:

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  2. After we returned from London I was able to determine why my knees, ankles and hips were bothering me so much. It was the expensive walking shoes recommended by the “professional” sales people :banghead: While I had purchased them months before the trip, walking 5-10 miles a day really did a number on me!

    (Comment on velco equipped shoes edited out by poster :devil: )

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  3. Walking on pavement is very hard on “old knees”, that’s why I love the country.

    I have yet to reach the velcro stage; does that mean Barry is in his second childhood :devil: Just kidding- keep on walking, we need all those pictures of out of the way places.

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  4. Has “Top Gear” investigated these shoes? Has “The Stig” done a time-run for your walking circuit? How do your shoes rate with shoes worn by movie/tv stars?

    No to the first. I had to ask Amanda what “The Stig” was so she explained that and therefore no to the second. As for the third they couldn’t possibly afford shoes like this. They cost me, wait for it, twelve pounds. :unhappy:

    You’re all just jealous of my Velcro straps. :shock: :devil: :censored:

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