OK, Old shoes/new shoes. Starting top left, my first proper pair of running shoes (we'll ignore the Tesco value ones I bought and used for the first 3 weeks running, they made my knees ache and went in the bin), blue and orange Brooks Ghost 4. Like wearing slippers! Until I got up to 5k and beyond, then I quickly became aware that in reality they were too tight width-wise. So after giving me 570k they've been 'relegated' to the gym, where they're quite happy as they get bounced on but not used for too long a period.
Then there's a pair of Ghost 6 (men's and a half a size up for extra width) and a pair of (extra wide) New balance, unfortunately the ghost 6s were in a right old state by the time they'd run 1356k so were used for 114k of walking then headed to the recycling. The New Balance ones, while plenty wide enough weren't as comfortable but did manage to run for 829k, the uppers were a total mess by then but they walked for another 305k and then got taken to work and are used when I dig the vegetable beds over. So no pics of those, you'll have to use your imagination to fill in the big gap on the top row.
Last but never least in the top row are my second pair of Ghost 6. These are your archetypal 'do anything' shoes. They've run 1014k, they've walked 331k, they're used for cycling and my 'insanity' classes (though the last 2 classes I've thought that maybe they're getting on a bit now). They have extra holes in the uppers for good airflow and to give my toes a little extra room (I think the technical term is they're knackered). Yes, they still go out in public!
Bottom row consists of a missing pair of trail shoes which I don't get on with and am going to list on ebay, they did a couple of parkruns and made my ankle ache so I'm not carrying on with them. Followed closely by my Karrimor Duma minimals, nice shoes, not much padding, but they've had a long run or three. They've covered 379k so far and haven't any signs of wear and tear.
Then come my blue Ghost 7, Parkrun/sweatshop monthly prize from back in January. They've run for a total of 3 days 7 hours, 118 runs, averaging just over 4 miles per run, at an average speed of just over 6mph, with 23 'long' runs (over 10k), covering a total of 779k. Got to love the stats!
And then finally my spanking new ORANGE ('in your face' orange, the photo really doesn't do the brightness justice!!!) Ghost 6, bought not long after the blue ghost 7s at a good online discount, never been worn, I've only just got them out of the box, still shiny new! They'll take over when the 7s need to be put out to pasture.
And yes, all the laces are tied, no I don't untie them to put the shoes on/off, I run in loose shoes, I've only lost one in the mud, so far....