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|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If how much we're willing to pay for them is a measure, the future of the sneaker seems healthy.
Would we get to see Uncle Phil himself accepting or rejecting one sneaker design after the next?
Finally, a bloody footprint near one of the victims was made by a Grant Hill Fila-brand sneaker, size 10-and-a-half.
The wet ground sucked at his sneaker and he tipped back on his ass with a yelp.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
Klinker picked up a "sneaker" from the floor and hurled it with deadly precision at a weight-and-pulley across the room.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
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 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|Mihai Nadin
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]