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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:10 PM

Sneakers, tennis shoes, easy walkers

When I was a kid I got a new pair of black, high top, lace up canvas shoes. They had a white circular rubber patch on the inside ankles.
I think they were PF Flyers.

Granny called them 'easy walkers', so that's what I called them.
I put those shoes on and I felt like I could fly like the wind.

Brits call them 'plimsolls', or at least they used to.
What do you call them?

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Reply Sneakers, tennis shoes, easy walkers (Original post)
trof Sep 7 OP
randr Sep 7 #1
Squinch Sep 7 #2
trof Sep 7 #3
Harker Sep 7 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 7 #6
dhill926 Sep 7 #4
Dave in VA Sep 7 #5
uppityperson Sep 7 #7
trof Sep 8 #10
3Hotdogs Sep 7 #9
trof Sep 8 #11
3Hotdogs Sep 8 #12

Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:11 PM

1. Keds

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:12 PM

2. PF Flyers! Make you run faster, jump higher!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:14 PM

3. Sure felt like that.

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Response to trof (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 11:06 PM

8. The 'action wedge'... n/t

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:20 PM

6. That's what I was going to say. I had PF Flyers when I was a kid.

I went from PF Flyers to Keds. I went from Keds to Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars.

Mon Aug 19, 2019: What w: s your sneaker brand growing up?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. I remember PF Flyers...

and it's nice to remember anything at this point...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:14 PM

5. Mine were Converse

white hightops. At least they were white when my parents purchased them.

Older brother had black ones. His foot was larger then, but I would sneak them and put newspaper in the toes and wear them sometimes.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 08:03 PM

7. Tennies

I've learned to call them sneakers, but they are tennies.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:05 PM

10. I do remember tennies.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 11:47 PM

9. I'm Buster Brown. I live in a shoe. That's my dog, Tide. He lives in there, too.

BB was advertised on Andy's Gang on NYC local tv.

The model for Buster Brown was 4 year old, Milton Berle.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:07 PM

11. I think the dog was Tige, short for Tiger?

Look for him in there too.

The ones I had curled up like Persian slippers.

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Response to trof (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:35 PM

12. ---learn sumthin new every day.

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