Refers to the shape of a shoe's toe - a tapered, rounded point looking much like the shape of an almond.
A strap attached at the rear of a shoe that wraps around the ankle.
Light-color leather over which is dyed a darker color to create a contrasting, rubbed-off, aged appearance. This may also be referred to as distressed leather.
The high or curved part of the sole of the foot, located between the heel and the ball of the foot. Arch can also be used to refer to the raised area of the innersole of a shoe.
Refers to athletic-inspired footwear meant for urban, casual wear..
The padded area of the foot between the arch of the foot and the big toe.
A flat inspired by the classic ballet shoe.
Footwear that rises to the ankle or higher. Boots can be dressy or casual, practical or fashionable.
A shoe that looks very much like a boot but without the shaft.
The term comes from Italian broccato meaning "embossed cloth." Brocade is fabric, very often with embroidered or embroidered-style designs. The designs are generally very elaborate.
Most often a low-heeled shoe or boot with perforated detailing.
An antiqued effect arising from the process of buffing the leather's surface.
A heavy, closely woven cloth - usually of cotton, linen or hemp.
Most often seen on dress shoes, a cap toe is a toe style with a full toe overlay and a straight-stitched line across the top part of the toe.
The measurement around the widest part of a boot's shaft - near the top of the boot.
A closed toe, open back shoe with a platform sole.
A woman's purse that is strapless and carried in hand.
A woman's high heel that is round and column-shaped.
Shoes that are clearly casual but suitable for most casual Friday dress codes or relaxed corporate styles.
A handbag with a wrist or shoulder strap that may be removed or hidden.
A sole characterized by a nubby texture similar to crepe paper.
Leather or synthetic leather that's been embossed or stamped in a pattern to simulate crocodile skin.
Similar to a satchel, yet smaller with a shoulder strap - usually worn so that it diagonally crosses the body, with the bag hanging on the opposite hip rather than straight down from the shoulder. Most crossbody bags have pockets for storing and compartmentalizing personal items neatly and efficiently.
Athletic shoes suitable for cross training activities - from running to aerobics.
Leather that has been scratched, rubbed or treated to achieve an aged effect.
A casual moccasin or slip-on perfect for driving due to its flexible, pedal-gripping sole and protected, wraparound heel.
An elastic fabric panel that is inserted into shoes to provide stretch.
Any shoe that has woven rope or rope-look trim, most often found in the shoe's sole area.
A small handbag made of rich fabric or beaded, ornamented, etc., and carried by women on formal or dressy occasions - used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories.
Man-made, non-animal material used to simulate genuine leather.
Shoes with no or a very low heel height
A thong sandal that makes a "flip-flop" sound as you walk.
The insole of a shoe where the foot rests.
Leather that shows a natural texture or grain.
Strappy sandals inspired by the footwear worn by ancient Roman gladiators. Modern styles may feature studs, spikes, buckles or zippers and may have flat, mid or high heels.
A shoe's heel height is measured on a vertical line at the top of the heel, and goes from the bottom surface of the shoe's sole to the floor.
A woman's large shoulder bag with a soft or flexible body that forms a characteristic crescent shape between the two ends of the strap. Hobo bags are most often made of soft, flexible materials and tend to slouch when set down.
A woven, casual, sandal-like shoe originating in Mexico and Central America.
The part of the shoe upon which the foot rests, usually cushioned.
The area of the foot between the toes and the ankle; also the top front part of a shoe.
Jellys or Jellies
Shoes, most often sandals that are man-made of soft, rubbery materials.
A type of tapered, low heel that is slightly set forward.
A shoe or boot that is fastened with laces: a string (or shoelace) threaded through the eyelets of a shoe used for tying the shoe.
The hide of an animal that has been treated and tanned.
The material inside a shoe.
A type of low, slip-on shoe that does not have shoelaces or buckles.
A sole with a heavy, three-dimensional pattern for traction.
Not made from an animal.
A woman's shoe with a strap across the instep.
An exceptionally smooth, closely knit fabric.
The part of a shoe between the outsole and where the foot rests, generally cushioned.
A slip-on style with visible stitching, very often with a soft leather bottom. .
A shoe designed like an oxford but with a strap closure across the instep.
A backless, closed-toe shoe.
A type of leather characterized by its stretchy, smooth and soft texture.
A type of leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side for a smooth texture with a slight nap. It has a soft, velvety surface and is considered very durable.
The bottom of the shoe that actually contacts the ground.
The detailing on a shoe made by layering one material on top of another.
A type of leather that has been varnished for an exceptionally shiny finish.
A leather finish created by embossing leather to create a pebble-like surface..
An opening at the front of a shoe that allows the toes to show.
A high-heel shoe with a thick sole under the front part of the foot.
A type of man-made material that can be made to have the look and feel of leather.
A woman's dress shoe with enclosed toe and sides, most often a slip-on.
The sides of a shoe from its heel to its toe.
Imitative of a style, fashion or design from the past.
A tall, low-heeled or flat boot without laces. Fashion riding boot styles may feature embellishments and varying boot shaft heights.
Detailing characterized by gathered or pleated material with stitching accents.
A shoe with a contrast colored instep overlay or "saddle," usually found on golf shoes or retro styles.
A bag carried on the shoulder by a long strap and typically closed by a flap.
A type of detailing characterized by round, wavy edges.
A type of high heel molded in one piece, usually out of high-impact plastic.
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.
A process of cutting thin slits across the rubber sole of a shoe to improve traction in wet or icy conditions.
A step-in shoe, totally backless with an open or closed toe.
A shoe that is backless with a rear strap that goes around the upper heel, usually with a buckle or elastic panel.
A flat, casual slip-on - usually worn indoors.
Shoes with a baggy, gathered design that slouches down, usually found in boots.
Leather or synthetic leather that's been embossed or stamped in a pattern to simulate snakeskin.
A type of toe that is tapered, with a squared front as if snipped.
Inside material of a shoe.
Another word for outsole, the bottom part of the shoe.
A type of shoe characterized by contrasting heel and toe overlays, usually a mid-heeled tailored style.
A heel that has horizontal lines, indicating that it is made up of stacked layers of leather, or a heel with that appearance.
A high, tapered, narrow heel also called a "spike" heel, named for a type of slim knife.
In handbags, the length measured between the top of the bag and the center point of the handle.
A sandal characterized by a multiple-strap design.
Leather that has been sanded or roughed to produce a surface with a soft texture or nap.
Fabric that has been given a soft nap to simulate the feel of suede leather.
Characterized by a fitted, precise design that follows the contours of the foot or body.
Any sandal that has material that fits between the toes.
A medium to large and often-unfastened bag with parallel handles. The name comes from the term tate or tote, meaning to carry.
A shoe with a single vertical strap that links the toe and ankle areas.
A woven fabric characterized by a smooth surface and durable wear.
The part of the shoe that covers the top part of the foot.
The front center part of a shoe's upper.
A pocket-sized, flat, folding holder for plastic cards, business cards and money.
A heel that lies flat to the ground, extending from the shoe's shank to the shoe's back.
A strip of leather that is stitched as the binding point between the sole and the upper.
A piece of wing-shaped leather stitched over the toe cap of a shoe or boot.
A small purse or small handbag one can wear on one's wrist. Designed to hold plastic cards, business cards, money and small personal items.