What is shoe?

  • (noun): U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof.
    Synonyms: horseshoe
    See also — Additional definitions below


A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Basic sandals may consist of only a thin sole and simple strap. High fashion shoes may be made of very expensive materials in complex construction and sell for thousands of dollars a pair. Other shoes are for very specific purposes, such as boots specially designed for mountaineering or skiing.

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Some articles on shoe:

Sears Plc - History
... He renamed it Sears Holdings in 1955 and it went on to buy the Manfield and Dolcis shoe shop chains in 1956 ... In the late 1950s Clore consolidated all the shoe brands Sears had acquired under the name British Shoe Corporation under which name it also bought Saxone, Lilley ... Warehouse, Miss Selfridge, Adams Childrenswear, Shoe Express, Shoe City, Saxone, Dolcis, Cable Co, The Outfit, Lilley Skinner, Freemans Catalogue Store ...
List Of Shoe Throwing Incidents - Notable Incidents - 2013 - At Pervez Musharraf
... Tajammul Lodhi, a Karachi lawyer, on March 29, 2013, threw his shoe at Pervez Musharraf while he was leaving Sindh High Court after getting extension of his pre-arrest bail in a ... later told in an interview that he had thrown the shoe as he hated Musharraf for trying to destroy democracy in the country ... incident when Musharraf was hit by a shoe, and this time shoe hit him on the nose, before it fell on the ground ...
Shoe Tossing
... Shoe tossing, is the act of using shoes as improvised projectiles or weapons, is a constituent of a number of folk sports and practices ... Today, it is commonly the act of throwing a pair of shoes onto telephone wires, powerlines, or other raised wires ... A related practice is shoe tossing onto trees or fences ...
Shoe Tossing - Insult
... See also List of shoe throwing incidents In many Arab cultures, it is considered an extreme insult to throw a shoe at someone ... This is because shoes are considered ritually unclean in the Muslim faith ... In 2008, Iraqi cameraman Muntadar al-Zaidi threw a shoe at United States President George W ...
Shoe - Accessories
... under the ball of the foot to push the foot up and back if the shoe is too loose ... Heel grip — used to prevent the shoe from slipping on the heel if the fit is not perfect (Orthopedic) shoe insert — insert of various materials for cushioning ... Overshoes or galoshes — a rubber covering placed over shoes for rain and snow protection ...

More definitions of "shoe":

  • (noun): 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.
  • (noun): A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation.
    Synonyms: brake shoe, skid
  • (noun): (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
  • (verb): Furnish with shoes.
    Example: "The children were well shoed"

Famous quotes containing the word shoe:

    A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker’s to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour ... was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
    And Nod is a little head,
    And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
    Is a wee one’s trundle-bed.
    Eugene Field (1850–1895)