running shoe

noun

Definition of running shoe

: a lightweight shoe designed for use by runners Running shoes need cushioning in forefoot and heel to absorb about four times your body weight per step.— Corynne Corbett, Essence, January 1995

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First Known Use of running shoe

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Running shoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20shoe. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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