When I was a kid, we called them "tennis shoes"... and then they became "sneakers". I've heard them called "trainers" as well. I wore Keds... white ones with maybe 4 eyelets on each side. My brother wore Converse... black high-tops. Every kid in the neighborhood wore the same thing all summer long.
I don't think we wore sneakers during the winter months... don't think they fit inside boots real well... and they weren't waterproof enough to wear in the snow. They were canvas... probably with rubber soles. When I was in junior high school and had to take gym class I had to buy a pair to leave in my locker... you weren't permitted on the gym floor in "regular" shoes, and you weren't permitted to wear your gym shoes anywhere but in the gym.
Today Bill & I went to the local mall. Now, truth is, I've been seeing some colorful tennies on folks feet lately, but had no idea that the styles and colors of sneakers has ... well... exploded!
Hey... do you want to wear Superman sneakers? How about Spider Man?
Or maybe a glittery shoe that dazzles the eye that beholds it?
Nope, can't see my brother wearing these!
They aren't exactly the Converse hightops that were popular in the 50's!
Did I say that shoes are colorful?
I don't think you'd have trouble finding these in your closet.... surely they must glow in the dark!
Want some variety in the shoe? Maybe a little floral print? That purple one that zips up the side wasn't too bad until I saw the fuschia shoelaces that go with it.
That lower right one reminds me of those Guatamalan blankets that were sold way back when.
I love color... love the contrast... love different shades and tones...
I want a pair in every color!
Oh... want something a little more feminine?
Chantilly Lace laid over a pink silk background?
Ohhhh baby... you KNOOOOOOOW what I like....
Don't have the right socks to wear with your new purchase?
Step right up to this sock rack....
Say.. maybe you could even wear these without the shoes...
We hadn't been in a shopping mall for quite a long time so we wandered up and down looking in all the windows... there must have been a dozen different shoe stores... but everyone of them were featuring this type of shoe. I had to check... prices ranged from about $50 to around $150.
I didn't even look to see how much the socks cost.
We headed home... I looked down at my "plain Jane", vanilla, ho-hum sneakers...
Now, with a lot of miles on them, they are a well used "dirty white".
Guess I'll forgo those colorful sneakers.... mine are still good enough for me.
But... you know... those Wonder Woman tennies were hard to pass up!
That's All For Today!