Noo I mak' shoon for a sergeant that has mony a dizzen o' thae things.'
The bonny moon is on her back, mend your shoon and sort your thack.
The young birkie had neither hat nor shoon, but he did not spare the stick; round and round they flew like daft.
By thy garb and shoon I know thee not, But I know the knight who thy troth has got.
I would rather sell my shoon off my feet, and my gown off my back!
But ye havena peyed us yet, my mon, for the dustin o your shoon.
There, I felt it with my toes again; see the benefit of wearing sandals, and not shoon.
That's the only decent pair of breeks you've got, and the only shoon.
Barbour tells pitifully how the fugitives' clothes and shoon were riven and rent before they reached Aberdeen.
"These shoon cannot be made for siller," said the old man solemnly.
Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz (cf. Old Norse skor, Danish and Swedish sko, Old Frisian skoch, Old Saxon skoh, Middle Dutch scoe, Dutch schoen, Old High German scuoh, German Schuh, Gothic skoh). No known cognates outside Germanic, unless it somehow is connected with PIE root *skeu- "cover" (cf. second element in Latin ob-scurus).
Old plural form shoon lasted until 16c. Meaning "metal plate to protect a horse's hoof" is attested from late 14c. Distinction between shoe and boot (n.) is attested from c.1400. To stand in someone's shoes "see things from his or her point of view" is attested from 1767. Old shoe as a type of something worthless is attested from late 14c.
Shoes tied to the fender of a newlywed couple's car preserves the old custom (mentioned from 1540s) of throwing an old shoe at or after someone to wish them luck. Perhaps the association is with dirtiness, on the "muck is luck" theory.
Old English scogan "to shoe," from the root of shoe (n.). In reference to horses from c.1200. Related: Shoed; shoeing.
Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deut. 33:25, _min'al_, "a bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered "iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."