plimsolls. horrible shitty things, good for very little.
They used to let out an ear-piercing squeal on the heavily varnished and highly polished wooden parquet flooring that was more or less universal in school halls and gyms of that era. A small mound of sawdust would alert you to a spot where one of your school colleagues had either been sick or shat themselves.
It always seemed to be the same few people who regularly shat themselves. It was almost as if they had a reputation to live up to.
Small mounds of sawdust were most frequently to be found in the vicinity of the school dining hall or in the corridor en-route to the toilets.
At primary school, we kept our plimsolls in a 'slipper bag', which was a white cotton bag with a drawstring opening, which you would hang on your designated peg in the cloakroom.