Origin of sneaker
Examples from the Web for sneakers
You write about your obsession with sneakers—why do you think so many young men are into sneakers?
Mahone told The Daily Beast about his family, his fans, and, of course, his sneakers.
He wears a black Under Armour T-shirt, red basketball shorts, sneakers, and white socks hiked up to his calves.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy
October 20, 2014
Like countless other boys in Massapequa, he had a crew cut and wore Keds sneakers and T-shirts with horizontal stripes.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
Driving a dusty VW, with the seats covered in plastic, Riahi was wearing blue jeans and sneakers and a white winter coat.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
I think that is true, and I still consider it the best explanation of the Sneakers.Tramping with Tramps
It'll make less noise than a mouse in sneakers drooling on a blotter!Double or Nothing
At his elbow, shod in sneakers silent, is always a stenographer.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14
I had on sneakers and I put in my best work, for I wanted to get on this side of the channel.
Reddy looked knowingly at Arthur, and the latter pulled off his jacket and kicked off his sneakers.The Girls of Central High in Camp
Gertrude W. Morrison
- mainly US and Canadian canvas shoes with rubber soles worn for sports or informally
Word Origin and History for sneakers
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]