"Takkies" (pronounced tack–ees) has two different meanings a rubber-soled canvas sports shoe or a vehicle's tyre.
So you know that pair of gleaming white, Nike or Adidas running shoes that you don for that soccer game with friends? South Africans simply call them takkies. We keep them super white, enabling us to keep them for years on end.
Incidentally, they’re a rather popular piece of treasure for thieves. Forget your wallet stuffed with cash and credit cards. The tsotsis (thieves) will want your takkies first.
Usage : Check out the fat takkies on that motorbike!