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

(306 Posts)
MardyBra Mon 03-Feb-14 15:08:47
WoweeZowee Wed 10-Sep-14 20:20:46

(Me) plimsolls / SE
(DP) daps / S Wales

BeCool Sun 07-Sep-14 22:15:45

Sneakers - from NZ.

But now I am British and in the school system here (via DC) I call them plimsolls so people know what i am on about - London

thatsn0tmyname Sun 07-Sep-14 22:03:15

Plimsoles, Surrey/ Middx

LifeHuh Sun 07-Sep-14 22:00:56

Plimsolls - like it says on the link!! (Kent)

MajesticWhine Sun 07-Sep-14 21:58:05

Plimsolls. (south-east)
But I have a feeling we called them pumps when I was little (midlands)

WestEast Sun 07-Sep-14 21:55:08

Sannies, shirt for sand shoes. I'm from Hull.

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 07-Sep-14 21:53:22

plimsolls. grew up in east riding/hull but my mum is French so perhaps not the best example grin .

Betrayedbutsurvived Sun 07-Sep-14 21:51:53

Pumps, West Yorkshire.

Ultracrepidarian Sun 07-Sep-14 21:38:45

Keds originally from the Borders.

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 07-Sep-14 21:34:22

Sanshoes or if I'm being really slang , "sannies"

West of scotland

MissFenella Sun 07-Sep-14 21:32:03

Daps - Somerset

Vitalstatistix Sun 07-Sep-14 21:27:10

where I'm from (NE Derbyshire) they are generally called pumps. My parents always made us call them plimsoles though.

MarchEliza Sun 07-Sep-14 21:24:55

Oh! I remember those, they're daps. I'm originally from Gloucestershire.

Lally112 Sun 07-Sep-14 21:16:16

gym shoes, Perthshire.

IMurderedStampyLongnose Sun 07-Sep-14 21:13:29

Mutton dummies in Belfast!

cruikshank Sun 07-Sep-14 21:07:40

Gutties. From 20 miles outside Glasgow. Also heard them called sandshoes there, or sannies for short.

notadoctor Sun 07-Sep-14 21:06:31

Pumps - Manchester

justjodie92 Sun 07-Sep-14 21:05:11

Daps -Bristol

babyboomersrock Sun 07-Sep-14 21:04:14

Sand shoes (Glasgow). Some people called them gutties.

MehsMum Sun 07-Sep-14 21:02:10

lollylaughs: yes, takkies!
Lived in southern Africa as a kid, and that stuck.

SanityClause Sun 07-Sep-14 21:00:08

I live in SE London, and call them plimsolls.

However, I am from Australia, and never saw them there, at all.

seasavage Sun 07-Sep-14 20:57:22

Plimsoles, from anglia/ home counties (I moved aged 9) and now live in the Midlands.

steppemum Tue 02-Sep-14 22:42:54

daps - wiltshire (glos use daps too)

helensburgh Tue 02-Sep-14 22:37:11

Sand shoes

West of scotland

chemenger Tue 02-Sep-14 22:35:59

Jimmies, Aberdeenshire. I suspect it might properly be spelled with a "g".

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