a high or low shoe, usually of fabric such as canvas, with a rubber or synthetic sole.
one who sneaks; a sneak.

1590–1600; sneak + -er1

sneaker, snicker. Unabridged
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sneakers (ˈsniːkəz)
pl n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) canvas shoes with rubber soles worn for sports or informally

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Word Origin & History

1598, "one who sneaks," from sneak (v.). Meaning "rubber-soled shoe" is attested from 1895, Amer.Eng.; 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]
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Example sentences
She was dressed in a light blue fluffy angora sweater, pedal pushers and
That's right, all you have to do is throw on some sneakers and go for a walk.
These are also moms taking the time to try on sneakers in the store before
  taking them.
The mayor wears shorts, sneakers, and a baseball cap.
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