Definition of running shoe in English:

running shoe

noun

  • Each of a pair of shoes worn or designed to be worn while running; (now) specifically = "trainer".

Phrases

  • to put on one's running shoes

    • And variants: to prepare oneself for an event or challenge.

  • to give (a person) (hisor her) running shoes

    • Originally and chiefly NZ: to dismiss (a person), especially from political office.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From running + shoe.

Pronunciation

running shoe

/ˈrʌnɪŋ ʃuː/