The Parable of the Trainers

Will got some proper Nike trainers from the Nike store. His best pal Josh wanted the same ones, but he didn’t want to pay out so he got some fake ones off eBay.

They looked about the same, but after a few weeks bits started falling off Josh’s fake brand. Then when it got to winter, in all the rain the water was getting in the soles and he was really bugged with always having wet feet.

Turns out, fake shoes are never going to work out as the real deal.

Frontier Youth Trust first published this parable as part of, an online scrapbook that brings together a wide collection of parables to resource pioneering discipleship and inspire story telling.