from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Leather that is used to make shoes.
- n. Leather from which shoes are made that is worn out through walking.
- adj. Basic, old-fashioned or traditional; specifically (journalism) shoe-leather journalism or shoe-leather reporting: journalism involving walking from place to place observing things and speaking to people, rather than sitting indoors at a desk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Leather for shoes.
- n. Shoes, in a general sense, or collectively: as, he wears out plenty of shoe-leather.
shoe + leather (Wiktionary)