boat shoe


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sport it with a pair of brown leather oxford shoes to dress your look up, or boat shoes for a more casual look. Christian Gollayan,, 8 Apr. 2023 Stylish boat shoes will look great with this Easter look, while festive socks can add a little fun. Rebecca Norris, Woman's Day, 27 Feb. 2023 There was a shoe print on the scene of the crime that resembled a pair of boat shoes that Jim Krauseneck often wore. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2023 Beat them with a boat shoe. Brian Moylan, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2023 Crime scene photos show a pair of boat shoes, like he was known to wear, by her bed. Josh Yager, CBS News, 24 Feb. 2023 But its centerpiece is undoubtedly an Authentic Original boat shoe constructed from shell cordovan. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2023 Investigators say the print was from special footwear: a boat shoe. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 25 Feb. 2023 When situations require the better foot protection and refined aesthetic of a sneaker-style water shoe, consider the OluKai Moku Pae, a no-tie boat shoe that's equally at home on the trail, in the streets, or on the beach. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 See More

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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 6 Jun. 2023.

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