A month or so on from graduation, I decided to see whether the niggling aches I am getting could be reduced with new shoes. I spent a happy half hour with a nice young man in our local specialist running shop, who examined my naked feet in various positions, watched me run from various angles, and then prescribed a couple of options. I am now the proud owner of a pair of garish Brooks shoes, resplendent in navy blue, purple, orange and pink with silver flashing. They look great with my various pieces of Dayglo Lycra. I tried them out for a shortish run followed by a longer walk and am waiting for the miracle to occur.