I was fed up using my foot pump and I went and brought a standing tyre pump. Unfortunately I got a faulty one. I had trouble getting it on and off the valve and down went the tyre. I went back to the foot pump but discovered the valve had been damaged as all I got was the hissing of air.
I can get my money back on the pump but I have to buy a new inner tube.
Lesson: Cheap equipment can end up being more expensive. Same lesson applies to shoes.