What do you call these and where do you come from?

(275 Posts)
MardyBra Mon 03-Feb-14 15:08:47

I call them daps, as I'm from S Wales. But my parents call them tackies and I never knew why. Now I do. 3 posters called them tackies so far and they're all from Africa. My parents lived there for 11 years. I learned something new today grin.

Now I'm in Surrey, so they're pumps.

EmpireBiscuit Sun 29-Jun-14 10:04:24

2 Boab sliders!

BitOutOfPractice Sun 29-Jun-14 10:01:47

Pumps. West Midlands

PookBob Sun 29-Jun-14 10:00:10

Daps - Forest of Dean

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Sun 29-Jun-14 09:55:47

Plimsolls, from south east England.

But takkies when I'm in southern Africa.

kurama Sun 29-Jun-14 09:55:27

Plimpsols (Kent) pumps (North Yorkshire)

justjodie92 Sun 29-Jun-14 09:45:24

Daps - Bristol.

When I started teaching in Southampton and asked them to put on their daps, they looked at me very strangely!

orangefusion Sun 29-Jun-14 09:27:42

They's my daps mind.

failingmammalian Sat 21-Jun-14 13:20:25

Plimsoles. South.

Pipbin Sat 21-Jun-14 13:05:56

Daps, west country.

livingatheendofthewall Thu 29-May-14 19:30:01

Gutties, central belt scotland

Shopgirl1 Wed 28-May-14 11:28:02

Pumps, Wrexham

Have been in Ireland for the last 30 years though, don't have a specific name for these here, other than runners, which fits all trainers.

Greenandcabbagelooking Tue 27-May-14 08:41:52

Plimsolls. Or indoor shoes, because we had to wear them indoors at primary school. Kent.

GreenCurlyTeeth Tue 27-May-14 08:34:03

Daps !! From Portishead, near Bristol.

notjustamummythankyou Tue 27-May-14 08:26:37

Plimsolls or pumps.

Grew up dahn sarf, have lived oop north for 30 years

almapudden Sun 25-May-14 09:56:46

Plimsolls. I'm from Northampton.

unrealhousewife Sun 25-May-14 09:41:03

Fascinating fact, couldn't resist posting

Plimsolls were made from Gutta percha, a non latex bendy material from a tree. It was over harvested in the 1850s and the supply chain broke down, which meant shoes had to be made from rubber. Gutta percha is not latex based like rubber as it comes from a different genus of plant. It is used for medical purposes now. This is probably the origin of the word Gutties.

partialderivative Tue 15-Apr-14 19:38:51

Stink buckets: My house

JessieMcJessie Mon 14-Apr-14 12:15:54

Gutties/sand shoes/gym shoes- Central Scotland a bit north of Glasgow and Edinburgh but further south than Perthwink "Pumps" means "farts" to me- oh the hilarity of entire classes of English schoolchildren talking about " my pumps".

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywench Wed 09-Apr-14 19:20:39

Gutties for DH (NI) Tackies for me (Kenya) PE shoes for DD Boats for DS grin

MyLeftElbow Wed 09-Apr-14 19:19:14

I live in northumberland and they seem to call them sand shoes here... I call them daps - picked up from living in Swindon.

CPtart Wed 09-Apr-14 19:15:07

Yes definitely pumps. North West again. Bane of my life!

Proudmummytodc2 Wed 09-Apr-14 19:08:50

Penny blacks or Sannys (sand shoes)


Foosyerdoos Wed 09-Apr-14 19:01:07

Gymies (jimmies?) NE Scotland

BikeRunSki Wed 09-Apr-14 18:59:26

Plimsols (London) or Sand Shoes (from my dad who was from Sunderland. DH (Sheffield) and DS (we live near Huddersfield and Barnsley) call them Gym Shoes.

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