Outdated British term for athletic shoes, i.e., the floppy, high-top, twist-your-ankle kind. See also British.
Commercials for 1-800-COLLECT were a ubiquitous presence on TV during the 90's and featured b-list celebrities such as Mr. T, Alyssa Milano, and Aresenio Hall urging you to save a buck or two. One commercial also featured OJ Simpson's momperhaps the fact he was still calling his Mom collect as a wealthy adult should have been our first clue. See also 90's, Commercials, Telecommunications.
"It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature." - Steven Wright