Joe is a fellow TV Producer mate of mine who I have worked with on a few shows since moving to Sydney. When we recently met up to watch the Argentina vs. Germany World Cup Quarter Final he wore these poignant Onitsuka Tiger Tai Chi’s: a pair of shoes that mark his own victory in an England vs. Australia sports institution.
To commemorate each Cricket Ashes series Joe places a bet with a mutual friend Digby, with the prize for the winner being a pair of sneakers.
These shoes commemorate the first bet made between the pair, and when England romped the series Joe purchased what he found to be the most eye-catching shoes he could to rub in his/England’s victory.
The Ashes will be taking place again this December/January and Joe has extra reason to hope for another England win as Digby is 6ft 8″ tall and has a size 14 shoe, so finding some kicks to fit him could be a difficult and expensive form of revenge.

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