Definition of footwear in US English:

footwear

noun

  • Outer coverings for the feet, such as shoes, boots, and sandals.

    • ‘The club advises that suitable clothing and footwear should be worn and rain proofs brought along.’
    • ‘An Afghan boy came to look curiously at my sports shoes, footwear Afghan women never wear.’
    • ‘They are the timeless sneakers: relaxed footwear that is effortlessly stylish.’
    • ‘When you start getting soggy feet, you know it's time to bin your footwear and get another pair.’
    • ‘Proper footwear and a good pair of sandals with exposed toes, but no heel strap, is recommended.’
    • ‘He found one man without any boots and asked him what had happened to his footwear.’
    • ‘I am very particular about my footwear, and actually feel embarrassed by these shoes.’
    • ‘As an Italian, she held strong opinions on stylish footwear, and pulled a face at my shoes.’
    • ‘Any footwear which is kept in place by two toes should be condemned.’
    • ‘Sneakers are a good choice of footwear and walk with lots of drinking water!’
    • ‘It came along about the same time as this whole retro, cleaner footwear emerged.’
    • ‘As far as developing your own brand of footwear, it's also a much heavier investment.’
    • ‘Women like me who arrived in kitten heels need sensible footwear and no one wants to smell bad.’
    • ‘Faced with a wide range in footwear, the shoe we pick touches us in some way.’
    • ‘He was only a little bit taller now, around six feet if one didn't count his footwear.’
    • ‘Some years ago, in many countries, children's feet and footwear were x-rayed regularly.’
    • ‘For instance, in the United States demand peaks for footwear are in the first and third quarters.’
    • ‘It was a waste of a good pair of shoes and nothing gets under my skin more than ill-used footwear.’
    • ‘It will weatherproof footwear, safeguard wounds, and soothe chapped lips.’
    • ‘Einstein himself would have been sent home to change, sandals without socks being his default footwear.’

Pronunciation

footwear

/ˈfʊtwɛr//ˈfo͝otwer/