@turtle_2014 My diabetes-related foot problems keep me out of most shoes. I’m consigned for possibly all eternity to sticking with Crocs flats for women. Hard to get dressed up when you have to wear rubbery looking shoes, though.
@jsh139 where is “around here?” I grew up around Philly and we said tennis shoes all the time. I took 3 tennis lessons and quit (no depth perception so missed a lot) but wore “tennis shoes” (which most were not white and I think others would call sneakers) for years both before and after those ill fated lessons.
My wife grew up in 'Jersey and I grew up in Philly’s western suburbs, and we both played some tennis and remember there being shoes specifically called “tennis shoes”. They were a sub-set of sneakers, like Keds without ankle support.
@cinoclav - I was born and raised in DelCo, and remember being told the circumstances when it was OK to wear ‘tennis shoes’ or loafers vs oxfords, just like there were times it was ok to wear a blazer or sports jacket rather than a suit. ‘Sneakers’ used to be a generic term for sports shoes you wore for playing around - shoes that weren’t to be worn to any kind of occasion. Tennis shoes were a slight step up; for example, you could wear tennis shoes with a seersucker suit in the summer, for informal occasions.
Having said that, I’m pretty sure that those kind of tennis shoes are no longer recommended for playing tennis, they don’t give you the right kind of foot support.
@jsh139@zinimusprime@djslack so I guess it is both age (I’m 50) and location (both my parents are from rural VA so even though I was born up North I have picked up a lot of southern sayings from my extended family, what is not to like about “y’all”) that explains me.
Either sneakers or tennis shoes, sandals or flip flops, I still vote bare feet.
I wear Reef flip flops. Not the dumb flip flops with the bottle opener, but the $60 a pair that have some arch support. Really you should know how to open a bottle by smacking it against the table. That being said, after a high of 70 yesterday it’s snowing now. Got to love spring.
I love my FitKicks. They’re advertised as ‘workout socks’ or some such, but they’re actually cooler in the summer than going barefoot, and there’s a thin-ish rubber sole that keeps legos and pebbles from hurting if you step on them. They run around $15, which is right in my price range.