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Spanish translation: Zapatillas (de baloncesto) tipo bota or...

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01:23 Nov 13, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: high tops; low tops (basketball shoes)
Even you educated guess would help.

It used to be that high tops were also called basketball shoes. But now there are also basketball shoes that are low tops.
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 07:22
Spanish translation:Zapatillas (de baloncesto) tipo bota or...
Explanation:
...bota de baloncesto. That for high tops. In regard to low tops new fashion, well, that's an old timer, they were alrady used in basketball early times, so I reckon (off-the-record) they should be call just "zapatillas" or , to specify a little more "zapatillas cortas" or "zapatillas bajas". Searches didn't get any educated hits. However, the 'solonosotras' (!) link 2 might be interesting as it talks of "botas bajas". There also are "botas cortas"... If a basketball shoe is a "bota" and supposed to be "alta" or "larga", why not "bota corta (de baloncesto)". Boot for thought, cheers :)
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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 13:22
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Thanks to you both. I did go with this answer since it would have been most widely used.
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naCaña alta, caña bajaAlba Mora
naZapatillas (de baloncesto) tipo bota or...xxxPaul Roige


  

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4 hrs
Zapatillas (de baloncesto) tipo bota or...


Explanation:
...bota de baloncesto. That for high tops. In regard to low tops new fashion, well, that's an old timer, they were alrady used in basketball early times, so I reckon (off-the-record) they should be call just "zapatillas" or , to specify a little more "zapatillas cortas" or "zapatillas bajas". Searches didn't get any educated hits. However, the 'solonosotras' (!) link 2 might be interesting as it talks of "botas bajas". There also are "botas cortas"... If a basketball shoe is a "bota" and supposed to be "alta" or "larga", why not "bota corta (de baloncesto)". Boot for thought, cheers :)


    Reference: http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero4/graffiti.htm
    Reference: http://www.solonosotras.com/moda/recomendaciones.htm
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 13:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666
Grading comment
Thanks to you both. I did go with this answer since it would have been most widely used.
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9 hrs
Caña alta, caña baja


Explanation:
Aquí en Argentina se las denomina de esa manera.
Soy jugadora de básket. Si tenés dudas respecto de vocabulario al respecto, no dudes en manderme un mail. Contenta responderé a cualquier consulta.

Alba Mora
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 636
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