of Shoe Terms
Everything you always
wanted to know about shoes but didn't know who to ask!
- Feed Bag
- A roomy handbag designed to
resemble the style of bag used to feed horses and cattle.
Features a single shoulder strap and drawstring closure.
- Wood pulp material used for
counters, insoles, and heel lifts.
- Various applications to create
the final appearance of a shoe. Can include a glossy
polish to produce a high-sheen finish, or a contrasting polish
to create an antique, rubbed-off look.
- Finishing Room
- Area of a shoe factory where the
final steps of shoe production are completed, including the
removal of the last, insertion of the insole, completion of the
outsole, and application of polish.
- Flat Feet
- A heriditary condition in which
the arch of the foot is collapsed and the entire foot rests on
- A lining that runs the entire
length of the inside of the shoe; also known as the insole.
- The area between the ball of the
foot and the toes.
- An individual's style of walking;
it differs from person to person and accounts for the
differences in wear from left to right shoe.
- A footwear style in which the
laces pass through fabric or leather loops attached to the front
of the shoe, rather then through eyelets.
- The circumference of a shoe last,
measured around the ball of the foot.
- Leather made from the hide of a
- An elastic panel stitched into
either side of a shoe's vamp or a boot's shaft to make it more
comfortable and easier to put on and take off.
- The surface pattern of leather,
which is specific to the animal from which the leather was made.
- A condition in which the toe is
bent into a claw-like position, which can result from
poorly-fitting shoes as well as by medical conditions such as
- Can be either the rear, padded
area on the underside of the foot, or the solid part of a shoe
that supports the heel cup.
- Heel Cup
- The forward-facing side of the
- Heel Height
- Measured in a vertical line from
the bottom surface of the sole where it meets the heel to the
- Heel Seat
- The part of the shoe directly
below where the heel of the foot rests; also where the sole and
the heel are joined.
- An elastic panel providing
added comfort, stitched into the front of a shoe and covered by
the shoe's tongue.
- The skin of a large animal
that is treated for use in footwear, accessories, and clothing.
- Hobo Bag
- A large, rounded,
unstructured handbag featuring a single top zipper and shoulder
- A woven leather flat shoe or
- A lining that runs the full
length of the inside of the shoe, also known as the footbed.
- The upper, center section of
the foot between the toes and the ankle.
- Shoe made entirely from PVC,
a semi-rigid plastic material.
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