What does footwear mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. footwear(noun)

    clothing worn on a person's feet

  2. footwear, footgear(noun)

    covering for a person's feet


  1. footwear(Noun)

    An item of clothing that is worn on the foot; a shoe, sandal, etc.


  1. Footwear

    Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, for fashion, protection against the environment, and adornment. Being barefoot is commonly associated with poverty, but some cultures chose not to wear footwear, at least in some situations. Socks and other hosiery are typically worn between the feet and other footwear, less often with sandals or flip flops. Footwear is sometimes associated with fetishism, particularly in some fashions in shoes, including boots. Durable shoes are a relatively recent invention, though many ancient civilizations wore ornamental footwear. Many ancient civilizations saw no need for footwear. The Romans saw clothing and footwear as signs of power and status in society, and most Romans wore footwear, while slaves and peasants remained barefoot. The Middle Ages saw the rise of high-heeled shoes, also associated with power, and the desire to look larger than life, and artwork from that period often depicts bare feet as a symbol of poverty. Bare feet are also seen as a sign of humility and respect, and adherents of many religions worship or mourn while barefoot, or remove their shoes as a sign of respect towards someone of higher standing. In some cultures, people remove their shoes before entering a home. Some religious communities require people to remove shoes before they enter holy buildings, such as temples.

Editors Contribution

  1. footwear

    A range of products for the feet.

    Footwear is created in so many forms.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footwear in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footwear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of footwear in a Sentence

  1. Red Bull in 2007-2010:

    Weight is crucial for us, the lightweight materials that Puma are now using in the suits, in the footwear, in the gloves, save us grams but they all add up.

  2. Sal LaRocca:

    Nike, Under Armour and Adidas had huge businesses in China and have done a great job in bringing players over there and exposing them in ways that frankly we would not be able to do, kobe( Kobe Bryant) has been there( China) many times with Nike, Steph Curry has been there many times with Under Armour so our partnerships, our relationships with those footwear companies they really amplify our on-the-ground efforts to grow the sport.

  3. Alexandre Birman:

    We don't see a clear leader in U.S. footwear retail today, like Nine West used to be.

  4. Rachel Johnson:

    The only way that most guys in the league can get away with expressing themselves is their footwear.

  5. Sucharita Mulpuru:

    The footwear industry is growing very quickly. The consumer has definitely voted in favor of the category.

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