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    Sport(ing) shoes ?

    What is it : "sport shoes" or "sporting shoes" ?

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    Re: Sport(ing) shoes ?

    I believe both are possible but the former is more frequently used.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Sport(ing) shoes ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What is it : "sport shoes" or "sporting shoes" ?
    The words "sport shoes" and "sporting shoes" are seldom used in the US. ("sporting shoes" is rarely, if ever used!) We usually refer to sports footwear by using the name of the actual sport or activity: soccer shoes, running shoes, basketball shoes, etc. We also use generic descriptors such as athletic shoes, sneakers, Nike's, Keds, etc. to differentiate between footwear for physical activity and footwear for everyday usage. Thus, a child would NOT say: "Mom, I need a new pair of 'sport shoes' (or 'sporting shoes'). The comment would be: " Mom, I need a new pair of Nike's (or running shoes, basketball shoes, track shoes, etc.)

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