Radio 4. My beloved Radio 4. Really scraping the barrel today. 'Sneakers' as a symbol of masculine success. 'Sneakers' as an expression of individuality. 15 minutes of this ker-rap from assorted fashion (and I hesitate to use this term) journalists. Now I like shoes. I have more than one pair. I wouldn't wear just ANY shoes. But an expression of creativity? No. Not unless you make them yourself perhaps. I make a modest foray into personal creativity with painting my nails and my hair. But trainers that are mass-produced by Chinese workers paid s o d all? No.