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
Recent Examples on the Web Along with, continuing it’s a successful Cotton + Corn lifestyle collection of footwear. James Love, Essence, "Reebok Releases A New Running Sneakers Made from Plants," 3 Dec. 2019 Reformation revealed shoes have been its number one requested item amongst customers—but footwear isn't the only new product offering its launched this season. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Reformation Just Launched Its First Shoe Collection and We Want Them All," 9 May 2019 The actress and singer was just tapped by Coach to be its new global face, which includes starring in several upcoming fashion campaigns for leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear. Katie Intner,, "Jennifer Lopez Named the New Global Face of Coach," 19 Nov. 2019 And while fall’s footwear offering is all about chic knee-highs and slouch boots, those can be too precious to wear in the midst of a snowstorm. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Steps Out in the Ultimate Winter Boot," 18 Nov. 2019 The outdoor shoes are removed (Hanks makes sure to toss ’em lightly from hand to hand) and replaced by footwear more suited to the home. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Art of the Awkward Silence in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”," 15 Nov. 2019 Like a number of other fashion and footwear companies, Nike sees a giant opportunity in connecting with customers directly. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Nike’s digital strategy is to treat everyone the way it treats sneakerheads," 14 Nov. 2019 In a release provided by Adidas on Thursday, the footwear giant announced release dates and provided some detailed photos of the shoe Lillard will wear on and off the court this season. Tim Brown, oregonlive, "Damian Lillard’s latest Adidas shoe unveiled, the Dame 6 ‘Ruthless’ hits stores November 29," 14 Nov. 2019 The iconic Bean Boots There is no winter footwear that is as iconic as the Bean Boot. Shayna Murphy And, USA TODAY, "15 things you need to get from L.L.Bean's early Black Friday sale," 14 Nov. 2019

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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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7 Dec 2019

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“Footwear.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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