of Shoe Terms
Everything you always
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A soft porous leather crafted
from the hides of young goats.
Mid-grade leather made from the
hides of young cattle.
A fringed, decorative tongue over
the vamp of a shoe.
Securing material strung through
the eyelets of a shoe to provide closure and adjust the width.
A metal, wood, or plastic form
that is used to create the shape of a shoe.
Leather crafted from the skin of
- Shoe production process of
pulling and shaping a shoe on a last.
- The skin of an animal with
the hair removed and tanned for use in shoes, accessories, and
- One of the several layers of
leather or leather-board used to make a heel.
- The leather, fabric, or
synthetic material used for the inside of a shoe.
- Specked, grainy leather made
from the skin of a lizard.
- A slip-on shoe with no laces
or fasteners of any kind.
- Lug Sole
- A heavy-tread, rubber sole
usually found on work boots and motorcycle boots.
- Mary Jane
- A closed shoe with a strap
across the instep.
- Metatarsal Bones
- Five long bones in the foot
that help move the body forward when running or walking, forming
the top slope of the foot from instep to toes,
- The material layer between
the outsole and innersole, used for cushioning or reinforcement.
- A small, heavily ornamented
- A shoe in which the bottom is
a single piece of leather, stitched around a last, and attached
to the vamp by whip stitcihng.
- Monk Strap
- A closed shoe with a wide
strap across the instep closed by buckles or velcro at the side.
- An open-toe, closed-back
style of footwear.
- Napa Leather
- A soft, supple version of
sheepskin, generally crafted from sheep under two years old.
- Soft, lightweight leather
that has been buffed to a suede-like finish, used on the upper
of the shoe.
- The bottom of the shoe that
is completely exposed to wear.
- A classic low shoe laced or
tied over the instep.
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