Gegaran dan desakan untuk terus mencari kasut trail running menghantui aku. Memandangkan Projek Mendaki Gunung Semangkuk pada minggu ke-3 bulan ni, aku dah tak sanggup nak pakai Salomon tu. Tambahan lagi kami dijangka akan menghabiskan masa trekking dengan average 8-12 jam untuk both days. Maka, amatlah penting sekali kaki aku disarungkan ke dalam sepasang kasut yang sangat selesa bagi mengelakkan pemberontakan di luar kawalan.
Aku dah mengalami gejolak jiwa kacau hampir kronik. Jumaat pagi aku ke Mitsui, Sepang. Ini yang best jadi boss dan kuli dalam masa yang sama, takde sesiapa kisah. Harapan aku ke Mitsui ialah depa mungkin dah restock kasut sejak my last visit a week ago. Aku assume depa ikut macam Nike Outlet, restock barang seminggu sekali on every Thursday.
Aku terus ke Adidas Outlet. Berlakon macam first time sampai, padahal dah tau kasut mana yang nak grab. Takde pulak Response Trail Boost yang aku belek last week. Seorang brader yang nampak peramah approach aku & terus aku tanya pasal kasut trail running. Seemed that he's good at his job. Dia terus pi cari and brought back the shoes, probably the pair from my recent recon. Unlike some other SA, they seemed to have no clue of what product they are selling. Bila aku tanya trail running shoes, depa pi tunjuk kasut lari. Rasa macam nak apply kerja kat Adidas je, bantu & share knowledge to people about sports product.
He brought me size 8UK. I tried it on. Obviously I already knew that it's too huge for me, plus some reviews said that the shoes are a bit roomy on the forefoot. However, it seemed nice tatkala aku bergaya berjalan depan cermin. The colour does matched with the greenery as well.
Aku mencuba nasib to get more info about the restocking process. He said that restocking is done every Friday and items are being send over since they have received the email list that morning. That's today! Jackpot! Aku mintak tolong dia check ada tak Response Trail Boost dalam list tu. Brader ni dengan ikhlas terus ke counter dan check dalam komputer. Aku terus berdoa.
He came back and brought sad news. I requested for the outlet's phone number just in case boleh check semula every week. Dah takde kerja lain agaknya nak check stock?
While driving back home, this mind is working non-stop. He did mention that another Adidas Outlet is at Johor Premier Outlet. I Google-ed their phone number and gave them a call. I know these people are helpful, hence I straight away asked about the shoe.
Moments later the SA said the words "Ya! Ada bang. Kami ada size UK7 dan UK8." The words that saved the world. And he followed with some discounts promotion which I didn't quite catch the details.
Apa lagi? Aku terus text my nephew in JB and get him to execute the salvation mission. He went later that evening and shared some photos for confirmation. As a bonus, the promotion did reduces the shoe price by half with 5 pairs of socks thrown in. Alhamdulillah.
In the mean time, I have to work out these legs for Gunung Semangkuk. I have 3 weeks which I hope my sprained ankle won't give up on me. Insyaa Allah.
|There you go. Please be loyal unlike Salomon :)|