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Topic: Plimsoll shoe


  
  Online Etymology Dictionary
Shoes tied to the fender of a newlywed couple's car preserves the old custom (mentioned from 1546) of throwing an old shoe at or after someone to wish them luck.
type of footwear, 1478, from slip (v.), the notion being of a shoe that is "slipped" onto the foot.
Mary Jane is 1921 as the proprietary name of a kind of low-heeled shoe worn chiefly by young girls, 1928 as slang for marijuana.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=shoe   (2089 words)

  
 IndustryPlayer - Entrepreneur Game - License Info Sport Shoes (TEXTILE)
White plimsolls were popular with Victorian promenaders and as the middle classes sought more and more leisure activities in the form of sport, the plimsoll evolved into many forms.
The development of the plimsoll meant by the turn of the century sneakers and plimsolls were widely worn by children.
Shoes are made to a last which is a model of the foot, but not an exact anatomical replica.
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 English school uniform garments -- plimsols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
White plimsolls are sometimes similar, although the rubber toe-cap is more commonly present; indeed, it is sometimes much larger than it ever was on the fl version and is often of ribbed or pimpled rubber.
Plimsolls are sold in the standard British shoe sizes, which, like their American counterparts though using a different numbering system, come in two ranges, a smaller and a larger.
In boarding schools, where the plimsolls were intended for gym and other sporting activities and were therefore often referred to as 'gym shoes', they might be put on when sneaking out of the dormitory late at night for some prank or other.
histclo.com /schun/country/eng/gar/shoe/sugs-plim.html   (1976 words)

  
 Shoe-dictionary.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Saddle shoe an oxford shoe with a piece of leather in a contrasting colour stitched across the instep, typically fl or brown on a white shoe.
Shoe tree a shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep the shoe in shape.
Mary Jane shoes are a variety of shoes usually worn by teenage and younger girls.
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 Radio National - The Sports Factor - 27/12/2002
Nike outfitted him with nine pairs of these shoes, and recently when I was in Niketown I came across a pair in a case, and they’re just the perfect icon for speed.
Is it the shoes?’ Michael’s flying around with the help of his Nikes sort of gave street credence to the myth of Air Jordan.
Shoes, especially name brand shoes, have really kind of replaced the idea of, in some cases, team or country.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/8.30/sportsf/stories/s746615.htm   (4736 words)

  
 ESUS - Footwear - The Plimsoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Plimsolls were found with Scott on his Antarctic expedition as well as at the first Paris Olympics.
As time passed the plimsoll was further developed to meet requirements of both major and minor popular sports.
The cycle shoe was easily adapted to speed running by the application of metal spikes to the area of the sole under the ball of the foot.
www.esus.com.au /history/history_plimsol.htm   (647 words)

  
 Autograph Letter Signed ("Samuel Plimsoll") to an unidentified correspondent, recommending an article in the ...
Autograph Letter Signed ("Samuel Plimsoll") to an unidentified correspondent, recommending an article in the 'Nineteenth Century' dealing with "a means of greatly diminishing loss of life and property at Sea".
Plimsoll was already a committed social reformer when he became aware, in 1867, of the devastating effects of the overloading of cargo ships.
Plimsoll's campaign in books, articles and finally as a Member of Parliament resulted in the adoption of the Plimsoll Line through the Merchant Shipping Act of 1875, the reference line which determines the limit to which a cargo ship can be loaded.
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 Plimsoll shoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The shoe was originally called a sand shoe, and acquired the nickname 'plimsoll' in the 1870s.
As it was commonly used for corporal punishment in the British Commonwealth, where it was the typical gym shoe (part of the school uniform), plimsolling is also a synonym for a slippering.
In the UK these shoes were compulsory in school's PE lessons and today are still known as Plimsolls, except in western Scotland where they are usually known as gutties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plimsoll_shoe   (297 words)

  
 Tennis Shoes history
The tennis shoe has been called the only new style of shoe to be invented in the past three hundred years.
The athletic shoe was first introduced in the 1860s as the plimsoll, a lightweight canvas shoe with a rubber sole for playing lawn croquet.
The athletic shoe has since evolved into not only a high-tech piece of sports equipment but also a sign of status and an expression of individual personality.
www.tennis-shoes.us /history.htm   (187 words)

  
 Indiana25's Website | No Need To Be Bored Any Longer
By 1910, Converse was producing 4,000 shoes daily, but it wasn't until 1915 that the company began manufacturing athletic shoes for tennis.
He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 after publishing a retrospective on the first 60 years of basketball and teaching his first basketball clinic at North Carolina State University, his signature was added to the All Star patch.
They are known in the U.K. as Plimsoll shoe, and in Australia as sand shoes.
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 Radio National - The Sports Factor - 09/08/2002
Now, the sports shoe is big business, serious technology and high fashion.
These shoes may be made for running, but that’s not all they do.
And when he did try the shoe on, it turned out it hurt his foot so much he couldn’t wear it.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/8.30/sportsf/stories/s641464.htm   (4736 words)

  
 Rubber Potty Training Pants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They are constructed like a diaper with an absorbent core and a waterproof shell.
Plimsoll shoe - A Plimsoll shoe is an early type of training shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole, developed as beachwear in the 1830s by the Liverpool Rubber Company (later to become Dunlop).
The shoe was first called the 'sand shoe', and in the 1870s acquired the nickname 'plimsoll'.
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 Waterline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This symbol, also called a International load line or Plimsoll line, marks the level to which the ship can be safely loaded.
As cargo is brought on board the ship submerges and the symbol dips farther into the water.
The British social reformer and politician Samuel Plimsoll advocated improved safety standards, particularly at sea, and in his honour the mark bears his name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plimsoll_line   (367 words)

  
 spanking implements
The Slipper - Probably the second most traditional implement of English school discipline and a popular domestic spanking implement administered mainly to the buttocks.
The school slipper was usually an old gym shoe or plimsoll.
Many schools favoured slippering girls ahead of caning them probably due to it being less severe in terms of the pain and the marks.
www.angelfire.com /ok5/discipline/implements.html   (524 words)

  
 The Top 9 Analysis - Shoe Repairing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to our latest findings, the top end of the Shoe Repairing industry is heavily congested, with no room for any of the 9 major companies to breathe.
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www.majorcompanies.co.uk /pages.asp?code=ct29   (279 words)

  
 The Top 63 Analysis - Shoe Shops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to our latest findings, the top end of the Shoe Shops industry is heavily congested, with no room for any of the 63 major companies to breathe.
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 Converse :: Star Player Ox - Navy/Parchment
This classic plimsoll style shoe has a combination of navy and parchment colours to make it look natural style.
The classic logo is placed on the side and tongue so it is easily recognisable.
An ideal shoe for those more subtle with their shoes.
www.justconverse.co.uk /cfprodshow.asp?code=1J889   (60 words)

  
 Charlie's Sneaker FAQ and Glossary - P
This FAQ and Glossary defines a number of terms used in regards to athletic shoes, Charlie, or sneakers.
Frequently used for the outsoles of cleated athletic shoes, particularly those sold by adidas and Puma.
An athletic shoe brand that was popular in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Grey socks and fl flat shoes (not trainers).
Plimsolls (fl or white, slip-on or lace) should be worn, but not trainers for work inside.
A plimsoll/shoe bag should be provided which remains in school throughout the term.
www.furleypark.kent.sch.uk /Information/uniform.htm   (271 words)

  
 Ringo at School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The youngsters were dressed in a hotch potch of clothes and shoes, many handed down through family and friends.
All boys started school in short trousers, with wellingtons or “water boots” often worn for long periods; a welcome addition was the plimsoll shoe for indoors or games lessons.
Children often wore caps and scarves and the headmaster, Mr.
www.middleton-norfolk.co.uk /Ringo_school.htm   (1906 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - Plimsoll, plimsol, plimsole, Men's Shoes items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Shopzilla - Compare prices on plimsoll shoe Men's Shoes in Clothing & Accessories
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 Compare Shoes Prices - PriceRunner US
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They will never be blue wearing these cute casual booties from Blue Bottle.
Lace-up style offers ample room for high and low insteps, and instant flexibility with true "wrap-around" moccasin construction.
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 MDA Fact sheet - Terminology Control
For devices to raise the foot clear of mud, etc. see 'patten'.
carpet slipper; gym shoe; overshoe; plimsoll; sandal; walking shoe
Sometimes terms will be related to each other, although they will not necessarily express the same concept.
www.mda.org.uk /term.htm   (1650 words)

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