At least my impression of the 1950's has been everyone wore suits, dress shoes, etc except for farmers and those on vacation. So it is really cool to see Mike Nelson and many of the others on "Sea Hunt" wearing sneakers (UK: plimsolls), as much as people are wearing them today.
In another thread (about what do you like about Sea Hunt), I mention how I like seeing the people wearing sneakers. While I thought about adding thoughts about sneakers there, I decided against it, as the purpose of the thread isn't sneakers exclusively. The other thread is about all the reasons people enjoy "Sea Hunt" and not just sneakers / plimsolls.
Well, this thread is about the sneakers (UK: plimsolls / trainers) we see in the series, as well as comments about sneakers in the 1950's, 1960's, and how they compare to those people wear today (especially the similar ones). I hope you'll find the discussion interesting and useful, when you meet with it! :-) Whenever it might occur!