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sannies

n.

Sand shoes worn for P.E. in primary school. They were made of black material with small upper elasticated bit, and had flat rubber soles; no laces! EVERYBODY had them in 1970s central Scotland! An early form of 'trainer' also known as deck shoes by some.

See also: daps
Source: circa 1970's, UK (Scot.)