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LC control 85123744
LC classificationGV749.S64
Topical headingSneakers
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Gym shoes
Plim soles
Runners (Athletic shoes)
Tennis shoes
Trainers (Athletic shoes)
Training shoes
See alsoAthletic shoes
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Found inEncarta world Eng. dict. (sneakers; trainers, UK = sneakers)
Wikipedia, Nov. 23, 2016 (Sneakers are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise; describes a type of footwear with a flexible sole made of rubber or synthetic material and an upper part made of leather or synthetic materials; other terms include training shoes or trainers, running shoes, runners, sneakers, tennis shoes, gym shoes, tennies, sports shoes, sneaks, takkies, plimsolls, and daps)
Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Nov. 23, 2016 (sneaker: a sports shoe with a pliable rubber sole; trainer chiefly British : sneaker; plimsoll British: sneaker; tennis shoe: a lightweight usually low-cut sneaker)
Collins English dictionary online, Nov. 23, 2016 (takkies plural noun South Africa informal: a variant spelling of tackies; tackies or takkies South Africa informal: tennis shoes or plimsolls; plimsolls British: lightweight canvas shoes with rubber soles; sneakers: also plim soles; sneakers mainly US and Canadian: canvas shoes with rubber soles worn for sports or informally; trainers British: shoes that people wear, especially for running and other sports; gym shoe: another name for plimsoll; tennis shoe: a rubber-soled canvas shoe tied with laces; training shoes: 1. running shoes for sports training, esp in contrast to studded or spiked shoes worn for the sport itself 2. shoes in the style of those used for sports training; tennies Slang: tennis shoes; daps Southwest England dialect: a pair of plimsolls)