Ellesse (pronounced ‘L S’)

I like Ellesse trainers.

I have two pairs. Both navy and white. That’s the way I like them. Besides, they are comfortable, supportive and they fit.

But can I find somewhere that sells them now?!

(Clue: the answer is no.)

Hrmph! Bah.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Ellesse (pronounced ‘L S’)”

  1. dear gareth —

    recently i have begun to play quite a lot of table tennis, and have noticed that my tennis shoes (new balance model 560) don’t provide the ankle support i need to take my game to the next level. would you recommend i try ellesse, assuming a pair can be found in san francisco? while never actually owning a pair of ellesse, as an american typically infected by materialism, i have spent many an afternoon sneaking lascivious glances at store windows displaying funny european brands like K-Swiss, Tretorn, etc. I thank you in advance for any light you can direct my way.

  2. hi zack, my brother eddie always mocks me, saying that ellesse shoes are for girls, on account that the name sounds like “on a lassie”. the model of shoes i prefer don’t offer much ankle support, and i’m not sure what kind of grip they would offer on a table, either.
    you might just have to stick to some good ole american brand.

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