What do kids in America call these "lights shoes"? Do they just call them "lights shoes" or is there any name kids would call them?

Light up shoes example

  • I tried but found no kids' term for that. But the thing to be noted is it should be referred to as lights shoes as you did but I found 'light shoes' manywhere) because *light shoes is an all different category of shoes that weight very light and generally used for jogging. – Maulik V Feb 14 '14 at 5:45
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    I've seen many websites use the term "light up shoes". – Damkerng T. Feb 14 '14 at 9:03

Light-up shoes would be the preferred name for them.

Light shoes, though a valid phrasing, would normally be taken with light as an adjective, so it's a description of their weight,

?Lights shoes is a) an awkward phrase due to the "ts-sh" combination in the middle, and b) violates the normal rule that an attributive noun (light) should be singular.

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    I've only ever heard them referred to as "light-up shoes" (or "those awesome shoes that light up"). – hairboat Feb 14 '14 at 21:44
  • The technical name for them is probably something like "Pressure-sensitive illuminated-sole children's footwear." :-) – Hellion Feb 14 '14 at 23:08
  • There are also trademarked names for them. I happen to work for SKECHERS, one of the pioneers in this genre. They have the designations "Twinkle Toes(r)" which have tiny, glittering , often-muticolored lights, and "S Lites(r)" which have brighter, larger lights. You can see dozens of these styles at skechers.com/girls/styles/s-lights – Brian Hitchcock Feb 27 '15 at 10:55

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