GLOSSARY

Glossary of Terminology

Ball: The fleshy part of the foot that rests on the floor (Metatarsal Heads).

Bellows Tongues: A tongue that is connected to the quarters to keep out water and debris.

Buttress: An External flare to the hind foot for added stability.

Counter: The stiffening around the heel between the upper and lining, to add control.

Facing: The part of the quarter where the eyelets are located.

Flare: A wider sole to increase stability.

Instep: The top part of the mid foot.

Instep Guard: A rigid shield to protect the instep.

Last: A mould over which the shoe is made.

Nail Plate: Puncture resistant insole for safety footwear.

Padded Collar: A covered padding around the top line of the quarters.

Pitch: Refers to the inclination of the hind foot in relation to the fore-foot.

Pull-Tab: A small loop on back of a boot to ease donning.

Quarter: The rear part of the upper around the heel.

Shank: A steel stiffener built into the shoes from heel to ball.

Sole Plate: To render sole rigid, ideal for amputees.

Throat: That part of the shoe below the laces.

Toe Box: The stiffening over the toes between the upper and lining, to hold the shape.

Vamp: The front part of the footwear over the forefoot.

Waist: The smallest part of the foot or last, between the instep and the ball.

Welt: A narrow piece of leather sewn to the insole then sewn again to the sole.

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