boat shoe

noun

Definition of boat shoe 

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

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This shift is due in part to the way menswear has mutated since Sternberg left Band of Outsiders in 2015, after spending more than a decade dressing regular guys and red carpet celebs in shirts, ties, suits, and inside-out boat shoes. Sam Schube, GQ, "Scott Sternberg on His New Line, His Exit from Band of Outsiders, and Making Clothes for the Entire World," 4 Apr. 2018 His friend, who is black, later switched shoes with another friend and both gained entry to the bar, this time with the black man wearing boat shoes and the white friend wearing the Jordans, according to the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Bar with eyes on Tempe accused of racial discrimination at Texas location," 4 May 2018 Tree debuted with a Runner as well as Skipper, Allbirds’ version of a boat shoe. Anh-minh Le, San Francisco Chronicle, "Latest Allbirds shoes do actually grow on trees," 18 Apr. 2018 There's the Tree Runner, modeled after a jogging shoe, and a new spin on the low-profile boat shoe, the Tree Skipper. Wired Staff, WIRED, "All the Gear We Loved in March," 31 Mar. 2018 The illustrious boat shoe has been gracing the feet of preppies everywhere since Paul Sperry created it in 1935 after slipping on the deck of his boat one night and falling overboard. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Now You Can Customize Your Sperry Top-Siders in a Rainbow of Colors," 2 Mar. 2018 The new Tree Skipper is shaped like a boat shoe, with two lace eyes and a flat sole. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Step Aside, Wool Runners: Allbirds' New Shoes Are Made from Trees," 15 Mar. 2018 In fact, one fan has already shared their selfie, boat shoes included. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "Riverdale" Co-stars Cole Sprouse and Casey Cott Joked about DM Requirements," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of boat shoe

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boat shoe was in 1907

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