Origin of sneaker
Examples from the Web for sneaker
Sneaker and clothing brands routinely dole out buckets of dough to drape their swag over popular cultural characters.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive
December 23, 2014
I assume he thinks Chuck Taylors are still as the sneaker of choice and supports the idea of grabbing a quick smoke before tipoff.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
If how much we're willing to pay for them is a measure, the future of the sneaker seems healthy.How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World
March 16, 2014
Would we get to see Uncle Phil himself accepting or rejecting one sneaker design after the next?Inside Nike Headquarters
July 17, 2013
Finally, a bloody footprint near one of the victims was made by a Grant Hill Fila-brand sneaker, size 10-and-a-half.Curtis Flowers: Mississippi's Marked Man
June 29, 2013
A sneaker—that is to say, a bird that flushed without the customary whirr—he was quite apt to miss.The Adventures of Bobby Orde
Stewart Edward White
A sneaker was a small drinking-glass, used by moderate drinkers—sneak-cups they were called.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
The wet ground sucked at his sneaker and he tipped back on his ass with a yelp.
Andy noticed that the sneaker was worn out and had a hole in the toe, and that it was only laced up halfway.
The message is the sneaker, or whatever will take over, for its own short turn in the glory of consumption, the world.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Word Origin and History for sneaker
1590s, "one who sneaks," agent noun from sneak (v.). Meaning "rubber-soled shoe" is attested from 1895, American English; earlier sneak (1862), so called because the shoe was noiseless. See also plimsoll.
The night-officer is generally accustomed to wear a species of India-rubber shoes or goloshes on her feet. These are termed 'sneaks' by the women [of Brixton Prison]. ["Female Life in Prison," 1862]