footwear

noun
foot·wear | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌwer \

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Unlike the 25% tariffs already in place, the new levies proposed by the U.S. would be at a lower 10% rate but hit many household products, such as electronics, appliances, furniture, some apparel and footwear. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "After Trump's new tariff threat, China may either have to blink or widen the trade war," 11 July 2018 Nike, Simmons’ main sponsor, shot back with a comeback that shows why the footwear and apparel company among the most popular brands on the planet. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "New York Post writer: Ben Simmons didn't deserve to win rookie of the year award," 27 June 2018 Textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods accounted for 6% of American imports in 2017, but 51% of tariff revenue, mostly paid on stuff from Asia. The Economist, "How open is America?," 14 June 2018 Print subscribers get a password for your existing account here Together, the departing executives oversee some of the most important business categories and high-profile departments at the world’s largest sports footwear and apparel company. San Antonio Express-News, "5 more Nike executives are out amid inquiry into harassment allegations," 9 May 2018 Together, the departing executives oversee some of the most important business categories and high-profile departments at the world’s largest sports footwear and apparel company. BostonGlobe.com, "5 more Nike executives are out amid inquiry into harassment allegations," 8 May 2018 At launch its offerings include an assortment of apparel, footwear, accessories, and swimwear within that midmarket price point (that is: an average tag at $150), with plans to include more than 150 participating brands by the end of the year. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Plus Size Clothing Retailer CoEdition Wants to Become Your Go-To for Shopping Sizes 10–26," 20 Mar. 2018 Her big sister Kendall Jenner is brand ambassador and her brother-in-law Kanye West just so happens to design an insanely popular line of footwear and apparel for the brand. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner Gets Adidas Tracksuits for 1-Month Old Daughter Stormi," 3 Mar. 2018 Regularly maintained leather footwear not only looks noticeably better but will keep your prized possessions looking good for a longer period of time. Hans Aschim, Esquire, "How to Shine Your Shoes in 4 Easy Steps," 14 Sep. 2015

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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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footwear

noun

English Language Learners Definition of footwear

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

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