Definitions of footwear
  1. noun
    covering for a person's feet
    synonyms: footgear
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    footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
    clog, geta, patten, sabot
    footwear usually with wooden soles
    footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel)
    footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold
    footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
    carpet slipper, slipper
    low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
    a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle
    arctic, galosh, golosh, gumshoe, rubber
    a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    baby shoe
    a shoe designed to be worn by infants
    a sturdy laced walking shoe
    a high shoe with laces over the tongue
    bootee, bootie
    a slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)
    bowling shoe
    a special shoe worn when bowling
    brogan, brogue, clodhopper, work shoe
    a thick and heavy shoe
    buskin, combat boot, desert boot, half boot, top boot
    a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
    a shoe covering the ankle; worn by ancient Romans
    chopine, platform
    a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
    chukka, chukka boot
    a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede
    shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles
    congress boot, congress gaiter, congress shoe
    an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
    cowboy boot
    a boot with a high arch and fancy stitching; worn by American cowboys
    fin, flipper
    a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
    a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides
    ghillie, gillie
    a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
    gym shoe, sneaker, tennis shoe
    a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    Hessian boot, Wellington, Wellington boot, hessian, jackboot
    (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
    hip boot, thigh boot
    a very high boot; used especially for fishing
    a low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel
    mocassin, moccasin
    soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
    mule, scuff
    a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
    a low shoe laced over the instep
    a low-cut shoe without fastenings
    riding boot
    a boot without laces that is worn for riding horses; part of a riding habit
    gum boot, rubber boot
    a high boot made of rubber
    running shoe
    a light comfortable shoe designed for running
    sabot, wooden shoe
    a shoe carved from a single block of wood
    a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
    ski boot
    a stiff boot that is fastened to a ski with a ski binding
    sling, slingback
    a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel
    a shoe designed for comfortable walking
    walking shoe
    a light comfortable shoe designed for vigorous walking
    a shoe with a wedge heel
    wing tip
    a shoe having a wing-tip toecap
    a shoe with a very thin, very high heel
    a low leather shoe with no laces
    type of:
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  2. noun
    clothing worn on a person's feet
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    hose, hosiery
    socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
    close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
    leotards, tights
    skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
    type of:
    article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
    a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
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