heavy, stout (BrE), strong, sturdy
clumpy (BrE), clunky (AmE)
comfortable, sensible, soft
old, worn, worn-out
dirty, muddy
patent-leather, polished, shiny

She wore a dark blue dress with matching shoes.

designer, fashionable, stylish, trendy
dress, dressy (informal, esp. AmE), fancy (esp. AmE), smart (esp. BrE)
open-toed, pointed, pointy (informal)
flat, high-heeled, low-heeled, platform
buckled, lace-up, slip-on, strappy
canvas, leather, rubber, suede, etc.
boat (esp. AmE), deck
court (BrE)
oxford (AmE)
athletic (AmE), gym, sports, training (BrE)
climbing, running, track (esp. AmE), walking
bowling, golf, skate (= for skateboarding), tennis
basketball, soccer (both AmE)
ballet, pointe, toe (esp. AmE)

a sturdy pair of walking shoes

put on, slip on
kick off, pull off, slip off
tie, untie (both esp. AmE)
lace, lace up, unlace
break in

to break in a new pair of shoes

reheel, repair, resole

I've had my shoes resoled.

buff, clean, polish, shine
fit (sb)
pinch sth

The shoes, though elegant, pinched her feet terribly.


What's your shoe size?

shop (BrE), store (AmE)
company, designer, factory, maker (usually shoemaker), manufacturer
box, rack
insert (AmE), insole

For her feet the doctor recommended shoe inserts.

the heel of a shoe, the sole of a shoe, the toe of a shoe
Shoe is used with these nouns as the object: ↑horse, ↑pony

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Shoe — (sh[=oo]), n.; pl. {Shoes} (sh[=oo]z), formerly {Shoon} (sh[=oo]n), now provincial. [OE. sho, scho, AS. sc[=o]h, sce[ o]h; akin to OFries. sk[=o], OS. sk[=o]h, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel. sk[=o]r, Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. sk[=o]hs; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoe — [n] footwear basketball shoe, boat shoe, boot, cleat, clog, cowboy boot, flip flops*, footgear, golf shoe, high heels, hightops*, loafer, moccasin, penny loafer, platform shoe, pump, running shoe, sandals, slipper, sneaker, tennis shoe, wing tip …   New thesaurus

  • Shoe — Shoe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shod}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoeing}.] [AS. sc?ian, sce?ian. See {Shoe}, n.] 1. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor. [1913 Webster] 2. To protect or ornament… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoe — shoe; shoe·ing; shoe·less; shoe·pac; un·shoe; shoe·pack; …   English syllables

  • shoe — [sho͞o] n. [ME sho < OE sceoh, akin to Ger schuh < IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SKY, HIDE1] 1. an outer covering for the human foot, made of leather, canvas, etc. and usually having a stiff or thick sole and a heel: sometimes restricted …   English World dictionary

  • shoe — O.E. scoh shoe, from P.Gmc. *skokhaz (Cf. O.N. skor, Dan., Swed. sko, O.Fris. skoch, O.S. skoh, M.Du. scoe, Du. schoen, O.H.G. scuoh, Ger. Schuh, Goth. skoh). No known cognates outside Gmc., unless it somehow is connected with PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • shoe — ► NOUN 1) a covering for the foot having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle. 2) a horseshoe. 3) a brake shoe or a drag for a wheel. 4) a socket on a camera for fitting a flash unit. 5) a metal rim or ferrule, especially on the runner… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shoe — Shoe. См. колодка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • SHOE — Pavilion, Inc. (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) * Simple Html Ontology Extensions (Computing » General) * Simple HTML Ontology Extension (Computing » Software) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • shoe — The verb has inflected forms shoes, shoeing, and (past tense and past participle) shod …   Modern English usage

  • Shoe — This article is about footwear. For other uses, see Shoe (disambiguation). Various shoes for sale in Quarry Bay …   Wikipedia

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