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running shoeclick to hear

Light but sturdy canvas and rubber or leather shoe worn for sports or leisure.
running shoe nose of the quarter tag middle sole heel stitch quarter counter collar lining tongue air unit shoelace punch hole vamp eyelet stud outsole

nose of the quarter click to hear

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

tag click to hear

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

middle sole click to hear

Sole made of various materials, placed over the outsole and cushioning the entire foot.

heel click to hear

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

stitch click to hear

Visible stitching that both embellishes and reinforces the shoe.

quarter click to hear

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

counter click to hear

Piece used to reinforce the back of the shoe and keep the heel of the foot in place.

collar click to hear

Strip of fabric or leather along the edge of the lining.

lining click to hear

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

air unit click to hear

Compartment in the middle sole that is filled with air to absorb impact.

shoelace click to hear

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

punch hole click to hear

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

vamp click to hear

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

eyelet click to hear

Small metal-rimmed hole through which the lace passes.

stud click to hear

Rubber projection molded into the outsole to improve its grip.

outsole click to hear

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