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Plimsolls!

potato_cannon

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Plimsols! The fashion at the moment in the youth market of england. Any oppinions on plimsols? personally i think they are great. They look alright with most fashions and more importantly offer a trendy fashion for a very reasonable price. Anyone agree?
 

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Don't most people own nice umbrellas in England, due to the high levels of rain? I can't imagine wearing a canvas shoe in the rain. I've endured soggy feet for cool points in high school, but...

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Slip-on plimsols are all the rage here. The brand is Raben. I stopped wearing mine because every "trendy" teen wears them till they get dirty, even in winter. God I hate teens.
 

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As boy, at school in England, we were made to wear plimsols for gym class. One black and one white pair, to coordinate our outfits. I hated the bloody things: flimsy and offered no support. Not exactly the best footwear for football... er, soccer.
 

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Plimsoles remind me of shoes that middle aged women buy at Hobby Lobby and hot glue fake jewels and tacky stuff on.
 

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very popular at the minute and have been for about 18months.....perfect for any casual outfit and they only cost 5pounds a pair so once they get dirty just bin them and get a new pair
 

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Those remind me of those shoes old ladies and young girls wear, Keds.

Vans makes something similar I guess.
 

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Originally Posted by leeson43
very popular at the minute and have been for about 18months.....perfect for any casual outfit and they only cost 5pounds a pair so once they get dirty just bin them and get a new pair

or wash them, so the factory workers who made them can take 5 minutes to eat lunch.
 

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They might cost more than the cheap chinatown plimsols, but I got a pair of Fred Perrys that I wore in and out over the summer, totally trashing them, and they're still beating. They were I think $50, really, really comfortable, amazing slim profile, no visbile branding (no contrast FP symbol).
 

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They remind you fellas of those shoes because they are those shoes. Though I've been thinking about picking up some Sperry versions, the wafer-thin soled ones are a bit too feminine for me. And, most of the outfits I see resting their weight upon the flimsy plimsol are as terrible as Chrono's recent "outfits". Except with tighter jeans. And a smirk. And a lot of dirt. Dirty fucking kids.
 

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keds are relatively classic, as is dirt.
 

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When it's hot as fuck out, I don't want to be wearing some clunky soled, thick sneaker that hits me high on the ankle. Plimsols are perfect because they're so light weight and minimal - they're enclosed flip flops with more ankle support. I prefer them to boat shoes simply because they're much more comfortable for walking long distances, although I have to bust out the boat shoes at night.
 

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