You treat this place like it’s a hotel!!!!” In fairness, the wife had a point. I’d left it in such a state that I even had to give it a crap rating and write up on Trip Advisor later that day! Arfing aside, we normally have a day or two at a North Walian Travelodge in February – and it’s a chance to don my favourite comfy walking trainers once again. The old faithfuls of sneakers. 1984 wasn’t a very good year to be a Stokie, but it was quite an iconic year elsewhere as we got to see the first Apple Macintosh computer, the first CD-ROM and also the first ever laser printer. We also got our first glimpse of the outstanding Adidas ZX Series. They’ve literally been running things since 1984……. These have always been my favourite go-to Adidas trainer. Originally made in their Scheinfeld factory in Bavaria, West Germany, they have the perfect balance between style, functionality and comfort. This was the range that really kickstarted the three stripes in the running market and were a direct competitor to Nike’s Air Max. And they were adored just as much by those climbing the terraces as those jogging and climbing up the city’s hilly streets. As well as having the perfect running shoe silhouette, they also tick virtually every trainer box including plastic lace loops and standard constitution of mesh, nylon and suede. Absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to traipse through some errant dog faeces on the coast in ‘em.