Apparently in the UK "trainers" means "shoes"

So this article came out on Saturday in the Guardian, and it's really nice (although I was sorry to see my dad's existence described as hippy).  They even used a photo of me smiling rather than being dour or downcast to fit the book, which I was glad about. But then today a friend passed along this even more awesome little tidbit from the comments section:

Indeed, life goes on. The thing is they're not Gazelles. They're actually the Dennis Busenitz Pro Shoe. And Dennis is amazing, so please, people of the UK: support pushing at least six times for every trick, effortless switch, and holding your fakie 5-0s to a fifteen foot minimum. Great skateboarding is worth it.
Anders Nilsen