foot·​gear | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌgir How to pronounce footgear (audio) \

Definition of footgear

Examples of footgear in a Sentence

Hikers need to wear appropriate footgear.
Recent Examples on the Web Craft designs lightweight performance footgear and garb for running, cycling, and outdoor fitness for men and women. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Skeletons with evidence of hallux valgus were more likely to have fractures on their upper arms—likely the result of attempting to catch oneself after stumbling over complicated footgear, per the statement. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 June 2021 Hip sneaker maker Allbirds is complaining after Amazon started selling similar footgear at one-third the price. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 26 Nov. 2019 Recently, though, the footgear empire has struggled. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of footgear

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Footgear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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