From Middle High German schuo, from Old High German scuoh (“shoe”), from Proto-Germanic *skōhaz, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *skeuk-, from *(s)keu- (“to cover”). Cognate with Low German Schoh, Dutch schoen, English shoe, West Frisian skoech, Danish sko. More at shoe.
- The normal plural is Schuhe.
- The unchanged plural Schuh is common in the vernacular, particularly in the southern half of the language area but also to some degree in the north (chiefly in compounds).
- Schuh in Duden online