She bought a pair of shoes.
He took off his shoes and socks.
I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.
Anyone in her shoes would have done the same thing. Verb
The blacksmith shod the horse.
The horse was taken to be shod. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
However Kravitz made one addition which pushed it in a more playful direction: a pair of punchy purple satin flat shoes that looked like indulgent smoking slippers popping through her trouser hems.—Emma Spedding, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2023 That’s because these are all-day walking shoes with memory foam insoles and EVA/rubber soles.—Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 Lawrence wore a pair with ankle socks and a denim midi skirt during Paris Fashion Week, and Hadid and Kaia Gerber have previously worn the shoes with socks, too.—Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 At $140 a pop, the shoes are a lot more affordable than a six-figure Jacob & Co. creation, too.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 His former students, now professors themselves, told me stories about his polished shoes and his collection of Charlie Brown comics.—Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 For even more apparel discounts, check out our list of the best Black Friday clothing and shoe deals.—Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 20 Nov. 2023 The cozy shoes are made out of 100% wool but are still breathable for all-day wear, and feature sturdy foam soles for stepping out of the house.—Anna Tingley, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 Heyward said the audience could not get enough of his bright-red shoes.—Sydney Haywood, NBC News, 18 Nov. 2023
Chic Ballet Flats Maison Margiela leather Mary Jane shoes
Margiela Mary Janes?—Maia Torres, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2023 Other anvils are designed for farriers–men and women who shoe horses and do hoof-care.—Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2023 It’s already claimed the number spot on the site’s fashion waist packs new releases chart and is popular on the clothing, jewelry, and shoe new releases chart.—Mia Huelsbeck, Peoplemag, 23 July 2023 Shop more Sam Edelman shoes for all your spring and summer style needs below. Buy It!—Kayla Blanton, Peoplemag, 16 June 2023 His clock had been set that way, from decades spent shoeing horses at sunrise.—Katie Engelhart, New York Times, 9 May 2023 Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant has worn Nike basketball shoes his entire career.—Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2023 Losing a powerful asset like that is critical, regardless of who is shoed in to replace him.—Dallas News, 26 Feb. 2023 The royal men tend to be pretty close-lipped about their footwear choices (John Lobb is rumored to shoe many of the royal gents, but does not confirm their client list) but this pair of Black Cashmere Slippers from Arthur Sleep has been one of Prince William's go-to looks for formal events.—Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English shoo, from Old English scōh; akin to Old High German scuoh shoe
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
The first known use of shoe was
before the 12th century