Dear old friend,
Unfortunately it is raining outside, which means my socks and feet will be soaked because of the gaping holes that are created every time I take a step with you. Even though you do not your job in protecting my feet from the elements, I still love you the same.
You, my precious Feiyue, have been around for many good years and you have seen wonderful events turn into memories. You have seen Parkour Festivals and training sessions, lost places and islands, creeks and the ocean, hiking routes across the world, the top of roofs and even the bottom of a sewer system.
You were there for me when I needed a companion to learn how to walk on railings or to protect my skin from big arm jumps or the like. Do you remember that one tumble I took and you flew off my foot because I hit the ground so hard? Yeah, that one hurt.
You have seen some of the best memories, like the time when we walked along with some new friends this volcano crater and just having the best time of our life. Later on we were trapped together in the middle of a thousand spider webs. ...Okay, that wasn't funny at all but ...
... Isn't it nice that I just need to look down at my feet and think back to all of the times where you were there, absorbing all of these memories or experiences through your warn out rubber soles?
Shoes can be just as much a part of a certain memory as someone's Instagram profile. Maybe, Feiyue, everyone should appreciate their shoes more. Looking down at their shoes instead of spending time on their phones.
You, my Feiyue, have helped me trek through the miles, which have shaped me to be the person I am today.
Thank you for being there through it all, Feiyue! - Dominic