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Sports shoes: "sneakers" in the colloquial sense
Sports shoes of the Bundeswehr for outdoor sports (earlier model)

With sneaker either a special sports shoe for the sport of gymnastics is meant, or it is the "sneaker" in the colloquial sense. The latter is a general synonym for sports shoe . Sneakers in the colloquial sense are almost all shoes that are used in various sports, such as running shoes , soccer shoes , basketball shoes or tennis shoes and so on. In addition, the sneakers worn in everyday life are also colloquially referred to as sneakers , which, in addition to actual sports shoes, also include shoes that are modeled on sports shoes.

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