No, no, I haven't retired.....but my running shoes have.
They still look so nice, so white, so clean, so full of life. But in the world of running shoes they are old, ancient, all washed up.
They are like a greyhound dog, who has been retired to being a house pet. No more racing, but plenty of life left to live.
I was wearing them when I bought the replacements. Was that wrong of me? Somehow insensitive to their feelings? :-)
About a week after I retired them, I wore them while using the weed-eater. I turned them green - bright "the grass is still wet, but I'm not waiting for it to dry" green!!!
Luckily, most of it came out in the wash. :-)