covering for the feet, as shoes, boots, etc.

1830–40; foot + gear Unabridged
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footgear (ˈfʊtˌɡɪə)
another name for footwear

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Example sentences
For footgear the traveller needs two pairs of stout, high hunting shoes, built
  on the moccasin form with soles.
It seems to me that the character of our footgear signifies more than is
  commonly supposed.
Footgear should be insulated to protect against cold and dampness.
Winter clothing and appropriate footgear are needed.
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