Today I bought myself a new pair of biking shoes. Canvas shoes are about the only kind of shoes that have flat soles with no heals that I can pedal with. I could have bought the brightest orange shoes that a blind person could almost have seen me in the dark. But I didn't because orange is not my color. A pair of shoes usually last me about five years, so that means I will buy only about two pair before I reach the age of seventy.