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men’s shoes [1] parts of a shoe vamp stitch welt perforated toe cap punch hole nose of the quarter eyelet waist top lift outside counter quarter heel grip cuff shoelace tongue lining outsole heel eyelet tab tag

parts of a shoe click to hear

vamp click to hear

Part of the shoe that covers the front of the foot.

stitch click to hear

Visible stitching that both embellishes and reinforces the shoe.

welt click to hear

Thin strip used to join the bottom of the shoe to the part that goes around the foot.

perforated toe cap click to hear

Part of the shoe that covers the toes, with perforations forming a more or less conventional decorative pattern.

punch hole click to hear

Each of the small holes made in the shoe to form a decorative pattern.

nose of the quarter click to hear

Part where the quarter extends forward on each side of the shoe.

eyelet click to hear

Small metal-rimmed hole through which the lace passes.

waist click to hear

Curved part of the shoe supporting the arch.

top lift click to hear

Thin, usually leather or rubber piece affixed under the heel to prevent wear.

outside counter click to hear

Part of the quarter that is sewn on or simulated and surrounds the heel of the foot.

quarter click to hear

Back part of the shoe that surrounds the heel of the foot and extends over the instep to reinforce it.

heel grip click to hear

Part of the lining that makes it easier to put the shoe on or holds the heel of the foot inside the shoe, depending on the type of shoe.

cuff click to hear

Strip of fabric or leather inside the shoe, running along the edge of the lining.

shoelace click to hear

Narrow cord of fabric or leather, flat or round, that is threaded through eyelets or hooks to tighten the shoe.

tongue click to hear

Extension of the vamp that prevents the fastening system from rubbing against the foot; it is lifted when the shoe is put on.

lining click to hear

Fabric or leather facing that protects and finishes the inside of the shoe.

outsole click to hear

Sturdy piece of rubber or leather that forms the bottom of the shoe and is in contact with the ground.

heel click to hear

Stiff part underneath the shoe that supports the back of the foot.

eyelet tab click to hear

Piece sewn on to the nose of the quarter to reinforce the shoe; the laces pass through it.

tag click to hear

Metal or plastic sheath that covers each end of a lace to ease it through the eyelets.