Visual Description: Once upon a time it was just Converse, Keds, P.F. Flyers and Red Ball Jets.
GRINB = BRING, HTNTE = TENTH, ROMLAT = MORTAL, JUUTSN = UNJUST — Giving us: INGENHORLNUT
Clue/Question: He tried on the expensive pair because he thought they’d be better . . .
Answer: IN THE LONG RUN
(Two new words for the ralis95 clue word database, today! Both “mortal” and “unjust” are new words. All the clue words were jumbled well, but I didn’t find any of them difficult. The answer letter layout was very good. Nice play on the word marathon. Illustrative cartoon. The answer reminds me of the Eagles song: The Long Run. 1979. A very good year! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR