Shoe: Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering
of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in
(Deuteronomy 33:25) min'al, "a
bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and
hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered
"iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised
Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."