foot·​wear | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌwer How to pronounce footwear (audio) \

Definition of footwear

: wearing apparel (such as shoes or boots) for the feet

Examples of footwear in a Sentence

sneakers, loafers, and other casual footwear

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On November 23 take an extra 20% off kids footwear and apparel with code 'DAILYDEAL3'. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 The spikiness and instability of these balls allows the small bones in your feet to move around in ways that regular footwear and walking on flat surfaces does not. SELF, "7 Ways to Treat Your Feet During Marathon Training," 13 Sep. 2018 These dog mop slippers by Frjjthchy double as both comfy footwear and a spring cleaning necessity. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Amazon is Selling The Cutest Slippers That Double As Dusters For Your Floor," 28 Mar. 2019 The brand has maintained that Jay-Z’s role will solely focus on creative input in footwear and art direction, insisting he will not be involved in recruiting or selecting players for sponsorship deals. Jarrel Harris,, "Can Puma Carve Out Space in the Basketball Sneaker Business?," 27 June 2018 A year earlier, in 2016, the Spades and two partners quietly started a new company, Frances Valentine, selling handbags, footwear and accessories online and through retailers like Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, "How Kate Spade’s Vision for Simple Bags Became a $2.4 Billion Brand," 5 June 2018 The North Face: Put clean apparel or footwear into an in-store collective bin and receive $10 off your purchase of $100 or more. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "9 New Ways to Donate Your Clothes," 27 Feb. 2019 The company keeps promising meaningful growth to come in its core North American business and in sectors such as footwear and womenswear, but there are few signs of delivering. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Under Armour’s Never-Ending Story," 12 Feb. 2019 The class-action lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Portland, is one of the first to hit the footwear and apparel company since a number of complaints about pay disparities and bullying became public earlier this year. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Nike hit with gender discrimination lawsuit," 12 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of footwear

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footwear was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of footwear

: things (such as shoes and boots) that are worn on your feet

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