Definition of elastic sides in English:

elastic sides

plural noun

Australian, New Zealand
  • Slip-on boots with elastic panels set into the ankles.

    ‘he pulled on a stout pair of elastic sides’
    • ‘A green deer-stalker hat with a plume in it, and a pair of “elastic-sides” completed his outfit.’
    • ‘I was wearing a pair of elastic sides so, being a mug, slipped them off and put one on each of his horns.’
    • ‘He'd raked an old pair of elastic sides out of a dust-heap.’
    • ‘He knocked out the bottle on the heel of his elastic sides and slowly refilled it.’
    • ‘Next comes up a pair of elastic sides, thin and seedy, with the sole worn out, and dusted red.’