After a month of complaining and suffering with my ratty old runners, patching them with duct tape, walking around with a soggy foot when the tape fell off - I finally got new shoes. I'm really not a "shoe person", but I have to say I'mecstatic. Especially because they were having a sale, so I got two pairs for $50. Whoo! (I'm not a shoe person, but I am a sale person) I also managed (for the third time in a row) to buy the exact same pair as my old shoes. I think I'm just going to create an art exhibit around my old shoes.
Once I have some, I'll post a picture of the disaster that are my old shoes.