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    "running shoes" and "trainers"

    Hello.



    Are these called "running shoes" in AE and "trainers" in BE?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "running shoes" and "trainers"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.



    Are these called "running shoes" in AE and "trainers" in BE?

    Thank you.
    They are called "trainers" in BrE.

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    Re: "running shoes" and "trainers"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are called "trainers" in BrE.
    Are they also called "trainers" in American English?

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    Re: "running shoes" and "trainers"

    Seldom, but yes. We'd call those runners, running shoes, tennis shoes, sneakers, depending on the region. Near the Great Lakes, they're runners or running shoes, the other two being slightly different (flat bottoms, court shoes).

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