I saw this in an article in the New York Times about a Hamptons lady who got a law degree in her 70's and uses it to sues the town to prevent rich people from build big, obnoxious vacation homes. Sort of a mixture of Rose Mary Lee and Brenda Konkel. This one thing she said stuck out to me.
"I seem like a very good target, a little old lady in white tennis sneakers, but they're making a very grim mistake if that's who they think I am," Ms. Konrad, who is 81, said on a recent afternoon, savoring an ice cream cone and wearing a miniskirt over a brown bathing suit. "I'm contentious. I'm obstinate. I'm not going to give this up."
I've heard people say sneakers and tennis shoes. But never "tennis sneakers." I tend to associate the term "tennis shoes" with the Midwest. I think that's the term most older Wisconsinites would use. Anybody have any insight on the issue?