Types of Shoes - Vocabulary Word List

Booties - A shoe that resembles a boot in style but is not as high.
Boots - Footwear which covers the entire foot and extends to the height of the anklebone or up to the thigh.
Brogue - A heavy oxford-style shoe featuring perforated detailing.
Canvas - A closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen. 
Circumference -The measurement around the shaft of a boot/bootie taken at the widest part near the top of the boot/bootie shaft.
Clog - A closed toe, open back shoe with a platform sole. Traditionally with a wood heel
Clutch - A narrow, handheld bag with no strap.
Colorblocking - Strategically placed, contrasting, yet complimentary, bold and bright colors on a shoe. 
Combat boots - Lace up multipurpose boots originally designed for the military
Cowboy boots - A boot with a chunky, moderately high slanted heel, usually pointed toe, and decorative stitching or tooling, extending to mid-calf.
Crepe - A natural rubber with a crinkled texture, used in shoe soles.
Espadrille- A shoe or sandal style that has a woven rope or similar material covering the wedge or sole.
EVA- Ethylene vinyl acetate.
Fabric- A type of material used on a shoe
Flats- Shoes that do not have any heel height.
Fringe- Suede fabric that is cut into pieces to create movement
Heel height- Heel height is measured on a vertical line at the top of the heel, and goes from the bottom surface of the sole to the floor.
Jellies- Man-made shoes with, a soft, rubbery material.
Lace up- A string threaded through the eyelets of a shoe used for fastening the shoe.
Leather- The hide of an animal that has been treated and tanned.
Loafer- A low, step-in shoe without shoelaces or buckles.
Manmade- Not made from an animal. 
Man tailored- Similar to an oxford shoe (A low shoe with laces over the instep.)
Mary Jane- A shoe style with a low heel and strap across the instep.
Moccasin- A slip-on shoe with visible stitching around the perimeter of the toe box, creating a gathered effect.
Nubuck- Leather with a soft and velvety surface and is considered very durable.
Oxfords- A low shoe with laces over the instep.
Patent- Various materials can be used to create a varnished hard and glossy finish.
Peep toe- A shoe that has an opened toe in the front.
Platforms- A shoe with thick sole under the front part of the foot, and high heel.
Pumps- Classically a high, medium, or low heeled, totally enclosed shoe. Variations include an open toe or ornament.
Riding boots- A boot designed specifically for riding horses. Usually knee-high and with a low heel. The term can also refer to fashion boots that are designed to resemble riding boots.
Sandals- An open toe and open back shoe with leather or fabric straps across the foot.
Shaft height- Measurement of the shaft of the boot, which is from the top of the boot to the inside seam where the instep and the sole meet.
Sling back- An open back shoe with an elasticized or buckled strap going around the upper heel.
Slipper- A flat, casual slip-on, usually worn indoor.
Sock- Inside material of a shoe.
Sole- The outsole, or bottom part of a shoe.
Stacked heel- A heel made of leather or another material covering that gives the appearance of wood.
Suede- Leather that has been sanded or buffed to create a soft, napped surface.
Tassel- A decorative rope and knot element typically found on the vamp of a shoe.
Thong- A sandal with an asymmetrical "y" strap that passes between the first two toes.
TPR– Thermoplastic Rubber.
Twill- Fabric constructed in a weave.
Upper- The upper includes all the parts of a shoe above the sole that are stitched or cemented together.
UV Absorptive- Lens that is able to black light with a relatively long wavelength, able to penetrate the deep layers of the skin.
Velvet- A fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, etc., sometimes having a cotton backing, with a thick, soft pile formed of loops of the warp thread either cut at the outer end or left uncut.
Wallet- A flat, folding pocketbook, especially one large enough to hold paper money, credit cards, driver's license, etc., and sometimes having a compartment for coins
Wedge- A heel that lies flat to the ground and extends from the shank to the back of the shoe.

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