Why being a runner is cool

My son is 5 and, as such, shoes that light up are one of the coolest things in his world.

There’s surely nothing more cool than a shoe that automagically lights up every time you step, stomp or even skip.

As a 44-year-old man, light up shoes would normally be an item of attire that I’d left far behind. I find myself wondering if such technology even existed when I was reliant on my Mum for selecting and buying my footwear.

If you are an adult and find yourself missing the cool-factor of light up shoes, take up running, ideally at night. Then you can attach a simple gadget to a shoe, or even to both shoes if that is how you roll, and be the envy of all you meet.*

There you have it. Running. Cool.

(* might also help keep you alive)