Purple Con’s, praise be. I saw them and had to have them. I used to wear Con’s all the time but I’ve drifted more into skate shoes in recent years and Con’s kinda slipped over the horizon for some reason.
However, the’re back and they’re absolutely marvellous. They haven’t changed, my feet have grown up so it’s a relationship that will work well for everybody, and I can see happy times ahead.
Many years ago I went into Highrange Sports in Glasgow (long gone, a legend it was) after coming off the hill, I had all my hill gear on and a pair of Con’s for driving in.
I said to the man; “I’m looking for new crampons”
“You can’t wear crampons with those” he replied, pointing at my feet without a hint of mischief in his eye or voice.
“Indeed” said I, whilst thinking “You’re a fanny”.
The exchange would have been different these days I think, “Are you sure about that…?” Might have been my reply.