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See also: sand shoe
sandshoe (plural sandshoes)
- (Scotland, Australia, New Zealand) A sports or walking shoe with canvas upper and rubber sole; a sneaker.
- 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, chapter III, p. 36, 
- He was clad in a shabby khaki-drill suit and grubby panama and sandshoes, and wore neither socks nor shirt, and was unshaven.
- 1986, Pete Thomas, The Coalminers of Queensland, Volume I: Creating the Traditions, Queensland Colliery Employees Union, page 325,
- Later, however, the union ran into a problem of a severe shortage of sandshoes in Queensland. The rationing authorities, in reply to a union request on this, said that the Chief Inspector of Coalmines had condemned use of sandshoes in mines as being “not conducive to health or safety.”
- 2003, Peter Plowman, Across the Sea to War: Australian and New Zealand Troop Convoys from 1865 through two World Wars to Lorea and Vietnam, Rosenberg Publishing, Australia, page 387,
- Sandshoes had been issued for shipboard use, to avoid damage to the decks by hob-nailed boots.
- 2007, Melissa Harper, The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia, UNSW Press, page 272,
- The sandshoe versus the boot; this is an issue that has stirred the blood of bushwalkers for more than fifty years. […] The demise of the ubiquitous hob-nailed boot (circa 1950s) in favour of a boot with a patterned rubber sole generated concern, but the popularity of a boot that combined a rubber sole and a canvas upper with no ankle support simply went too far for some.
- 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 81:
- But because yer sandshoes, if they were dirty, it was a point off yer team, so ye were just to try yer hardest.
- 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, chapter III, p. 36,