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’.
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