- leather used to make shoes
- save shoe leather to avoid wearing out shoes, as by taking a bus rather than walking
Examples from the Web for shoe leather
Contemporary Examples of shoe leather
Malkin also likes to get out of her house and do shoe-leather reporting, albeit with ideological intent.Michelle Malkin Has Feelings, Too
September 22, 2009
Historical Examples of shoe leather
Don't call me that—you, the most despicable liar that ever walked in shoe-leather.
"They might as well have saved their shoe-leather," said Mrs. Morel.
To that end he ate the king's victuals and wore the king's shoe-leather.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore
John R. Hutchinson
“Such a saving of shoe-leather,” the good little soul argued.Walter Pieterse
Mr. Howbridge is as fine a man as ever stepped in shoe-leather.The Corner House Girls Snowbound
Grace Brooks Hill