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Monday, September 26, 2011

les baskets, sneakers, tennis shoes (US); trainers (UK)

N’oublie pas tes baskets si tu vas jouer au football cet après-midi.
Don’t forget your sneakers if you’re going to play soccer this afternoon.

Les chaussures de tennis is another common way of saying this.

We were inspired by an event held by Handicap International featuring pyramids of shoes piled up to protest the use of mines. Check out this pyramid of shoes in Paris. We couldn’t help but think of all those shoes and how to talk about them.

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