So,some may not know what plimsolls are!!
Plimsoll shoes,or pumps is a type of,athletic shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole developed as beachwear in the 1830s!!
The shoe was originally,called a "sand shoe"in Britain and acquired the nickname "plimsoll" in the 1870s.
This name arose, according to Nicholette Jones's book The Plimsoll Sensation , because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the plimsoll line on a ship's hull, or because, just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber sole, the wearer would get wet!!
We are both a tad old fashioned,so we have plimsolls,and played tennis in them last summer!!We also wear on the beach at the seaside,and also another nickname for Plimsolls is "Sand Shoes".They are much lighter on the feet,but after our games of tennis they felt hot!!
So this is our song "Hot Plimsolls"!!
Thank you!! - April/Viaduce