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deadstock

deadstock  adj.— «Legions of collectors are standing, zombielike, in the wee hours outside shoe stores, waiting for them to open, mumbling words like “deadstock” and “F.O.T.B.” These people, mostly young men, are...

sneakerhead

sneakerhead  n.— «Legions of collectors are standing, zombielike, in the wee hours outside shoe stores, waiting for them to open, mumbling words like “deadstock” and “F.O.T.B.” These people, mostly young men, are...

bra wars

bra wars  n.pl.— «Such action by the EU would be expected to spark tensions similar to the trade battle last year over cheap Chinese textile imports, or the “bra wars” as that dispute came to be called. Huge quantities of...

smearing

smearing n. a climbing technique in which the soles of the shoes are used flat against the surface being climbed. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

throat

throat  n.— «So with cleats attached and flipping the shoe over, we find it has a very generous “throat,” to use shoe-making parlance, which means the opening of the shoe is wide.» —“Diadora Proracer Carbon...

hot shoe

hot shoe n. a reckless or unnecessarily fast race-car driver; (hence) a winning driver. Also hotshoe. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)