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GLOSSARY: INSTEP

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The arched middle portion of the human foot in front of the ankle joint; especially: its upper surface. ...

GLOSSARY: INSOLE

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The insole is the piece of leather your footprint contacts inside the shoe. In all our shoes we use a Ren...

GLOSSARY: HORSEFRONT

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION Horse front leather is taken from the front of the horse. Horse front is generally a lighter weight leath...

GLOSSARY: HEEL COUNTER

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The heel counter is the piece of leather (belly leather) inserted between the upper and lining of the sho...

GLOSSARY: HANDLASTING

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The shoe is made by hand in the maker's lap or standing at the a last jack. The procedure is to place the...

GLOSSARY: GOODYEAR WELT

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION A welt is a strip of leather that runs along the perimeter of the outsole and is stitched to the insole o...

GLOSSARY: GHILLIE SHOES

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION Ghillies are specially designed shoes used for several types of dance. They are soft shoes, similar to ba...

GLOSSARY: DERBYS

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION Derby shoes are characterised by the back quarters with shoelace eyelets that are sewn on top of the vamp...

GLOSSARY: CORDOVAN

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION Cordovan is a type of leather commonly used in making hard wearing durable shoes . Cordovan is an equine ...

GLOSSARY: BROGUES

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The word brogue originates from Scotland where the original brogues had actual holes to allow water to fi...

GLOSSARY: BOX CALF

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION Box calf is a high-quality leather made from calfskin tanned with chromium salts,  having a pattern of fi...

GLOSSARY: BLANKET STITCH

Apr 24, 2017

DEFINITION The blanket stitch is a stitch used to reinforce the edge of thick materials such as blankets. Depending ...

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