boat shoe


: a low-cut shoe with a slip-resistant sole

Examples of boat shoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no need to choose with this backless boat shoe style. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 22 May 2024 Craig Fraser/Crockett & Jones Few footwear styles have earned more derision than the boat shoe. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 16 Apr. 2024 Pair these with a navy blue blazer and boat shoes for a preppy look. Larry Stansbury, Essence, 11 Apr. 2024 Shop six looks that spotlight the season’s hero boat shoes, below. Kerry Pieri, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2024 Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2024 show, the brain child of Miuccia Prada that has bestowed upon us, among other things—boat shoes as high fashion talisman. Kerry Pieri, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2024 The trend first caught our attention back in October at the Miu Miu spring 2024 runway collection, when models made their way down the catwalk in preppy pairs of leather loafers reminiscent of the traditional boat shoe. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 Rather than look like someone in his thirties, at the beginning of the film, Joe wears preppy fatherly staples like boat shoes and button-downs. Irina Grechko,, 1 Dec. 2023 Most Reliable No-Show Socks Stance No-Show Socks This pair offers just enough coverage but also a lower cut that hides discreetly under most loafers, boat shoes, and lace-ups. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boat shoe was in 1907

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“Boat shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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