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Wiz: Goodness me,playing in those would indeed be a challenge! High tops,didn't know that.thankyou! (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jim: Ah, thanks. That is, literally and figuratively, more pedestrian than what I'd guessed. In the US we called those high-tops, whereas we use boots to refer to the thick, heavy footwear worn by hikers and construction workers, for example. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz: Jim, I don't think there's anything subtle about it. Baseball boots were popular in the 60s or 70s...just like sneakers but high over ankles. I always thought they actually had something to do with baseball. What were they called in the USI wonder? (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Jim: Wiz, I've never heard of playing baseball in boots either, but given the lack of jumping, that would seem slightly more feasible than basketball. At this point I suspect I'm missing some British joke or cultural reference, but this presumably doesn't refer to Boots the chemist or the storage boots of motor vehicles, and that exhausts my knowledge of UK-specific boots. Google, as usual, was no help at all. (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Wiz: But not baseball ,Jim? (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Jim: It would seem rather difficult to play basketball while wearing boots. (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

anthony: ok nice grid (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

Tim: Nice grid. (2 weeks, 6 days ago)