Sneakers, but not only

The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just plain and comfortable.

~ Barbara Johnson

I shared this image of my sneakers (I don’t have them anymore) for the first time back on 2014. Since I had take a couple of posts (understatement alert!) down in 2020, this one ended up in my draft folder too. High time to share it again, don’t you think?

Information from Wikipedia

Back when I wrote this post, it was all about those kind of shoes being a kink, and I came to the conclusion that it’s definitely not a kink of mine. To me they are nothing more than what is said on Wikipedia: a type of footwear with a flexible sole made of rubber or synthetic material and an upper part made of leather or canvas.

But, there was more on Wikipedia that caught my attention:

Sneakers is the more common term used in northeastern United States and southern Florida. The British English equivalent of “sneaker” in its modern form is “trainer”. In Hiberno-English, Canadian English and Australian English the term is runners or sneakers. In South African English the term used is tackies.

That last word… that’s the word I grew up with, although in Afrikaans we spelled it ‘tekkies’.

An image of me with my purple sneakers in the foreground, my naked crotch visible in the background.
Me and my sneakers…

© Rebel’s Notes


11 thoughts on “Sneakers, but not only

  1. Ha! That was my exact response to the topic as well! But, as you say, different strokes for different folks.

    I do love that you find a way to join in KOTW every week, even when you don’t have an interest in the link yourself. 🙂

    1. I really love KOTW and don’t want to miss a week. So if it’s mot my kink, I either do an informational post or just a fun post like this one 🙂

  2. Ha ha. I knew exactly which picture idea you borrowed from Molly even before clicking the link!!! I love your interpretation of it!! The timer is very useful for selfies also a clicker can help to if you need more time to set yourself up and they are fairly cheap to purchase!

    It was interesting to read all the different name trainers (I’m in the UK) are called!!

    ~Mia~ xx

    1. I should work with the timer more. I’m actually doing a lot more with my old camera than I did before, but there comes a time that I want to use a DSLR with a clicker. This camera is too old to be used with a clicker.

      Rebel xox

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