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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 05:47 PM
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Poll question: What do you call 'athletic shoes'?
I guess I call 'em 'sneaks', mostly.
Although I'm not sure that I've ever used them to actually 'sneak'.

Once I was denied access to the casino in Amsterdam because of 'improper dress'.
"No sportif shoes."
Well, EX-C-U-U-U-SE me!
;-)

Oh...'Easy Walkers'...
When I was a kid I got a new pair of 'tennis shoes'(?) every summer.
Black hightops with the round white rubber patch on the inside ankles.
Keds?
Maybe. I forget.
Granny called them Easy Walkers.

Anyway, I'd get those and think I had wings on my feet.
I was convinced that with those shoes I could run faster, jump higher, than any other kid on my block.
Maybe I could?
:shrug:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 05:52 PM
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1. Depends on the shoe
Basketball shoes
Tennis shoes
Running shoes
Cleats
etc...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 05:59 PM
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2. I understand there are 'sports specific' shoes.
I'm a walker.
I just bought a new pair of 'walking' shoes.
I still call them sneaks.
:shrug:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 06:02 PM
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3. Over-priced torture devices
DAMN they make a lot of money off of cheap shit made by slaves in Asia. "Welcome to WalMart"

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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 06:06 PM
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4. Converse 'Chucks'
Edited on Thu Oct-22-09 06:10 PM by KG


actually as a kid i never had chucks or keds, we were poor so i had the JC Penny version of everything.
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busybl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 06:27 PM
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5. gym shoes
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 06:34 PM
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6. Ah...forgot that one.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 06:38 PM
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7. Which shoes allowed you to run faster and jump higher?
Red Ball Jets?
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