This page from the EnglishClub English for Work
series lists typical words and phrases used in the shoemaking industry, with example sentences showing vocabulary in context, together with a definition or meaning.
|ankle boot (noun)
||She prefers to wear an ankle boot than a high boot.
||footwear that covers the whole foot and ankle
||Usually binding is made of the same material as the
material of the upper.
||strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement
||The buckle of that shoe is the most beautiful of the
||fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or
strap; often has loose prong
||She was trying to find a new pair of fashion clogs.
||footwear usually with wooden soles
|colour swatch (noun)
||He's using the colour swatch to choose different
materials and colours to make all the shoes of his order.
||sample pieces of several materials and colours used
to make the shoes
||A new cotton material was used to produce that
special part of the shoe.
||fabric woven from cotton fibres
||The cuff alignment allows the boot cuff to follow
the line of the leg in the boot.
||the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling
the end of a material
||The most popular shoe-tying is a simple crisscross,
each end of the shoelace pulled through the next eyelet on the opposite flap.
||fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a
small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
||Those clients bought fashioned shoes.
||planned and made or designed artistically
||The fitting of the shoe is approved.
||making or becoming suitable; adjusting
||The foam's properties allow the shoe to change with
the wearer's foot as it shrinks and swells throughout the day.
||a lightweight material in cellular form; made by
introducing gas bubbles during manufacture
||She prefers to buy shoes with high heels.
||the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the
|heel cap (noun)
||She prefers to have a heel cap on the heel of her
shoes. She doesn't like a painted heel.
||material covering the heel of a boot or shoe and
reinforcing or decorating it
||Insoles can add extra cushioning and shock
absorption to your walking shoes.
||the inner sole of a shoe or boot
|instep girth (noun)
||In order to obtain a good impermeability, the
sealing element extends continuously from the toe of the liner sole up to the
area of the instep girth.
||the arch of the foot; circumference
||They only produce shoes using kidskin leather.
||soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
||It's necessary to have a perfect last to produce
those expensive shoes.
||holding device shaped like a human foot that is used
to fashion or repair shoes
||Most parts of lifts are black or dark brown.
||a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer
look taller or to correct a shortened leg
||They usually choose the same colour of upper to
produce the fabric lining of their shoes.
||a protective covering that protects the inside
surface of the upper
||The shoe buckle has also been important as an
||something used to beautify; decoration
||New shoe pins are now available to be used by
||small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores
or define locations
||The client can put its own print on the insole.
||a visible indication made on an insole
|reverse side (noun)
||They used a new reverside side piece to produce the
back part of the shoe.
||a reverse piece of material that composes the back
to protect the heel
||There are a lot of coloured rivets on that upper.
||ornament having a head at one end and the other end
being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are
||He was developing a new rubber sole for the ankle
||made of rubber and therefore water-repellent
||She loves those thin straps on her sandals.
||a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to
||The medial and lateral sections join in a seam at
the back end of the shoe.
||joint consisting of a line formed by joining two
|sewing needle (noun)
||They used a special sewing needle to produce that
||a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
|shoe factory (noun)
||That shoe factory produces a very large quantity of
||a factory where shoes are made
|shoe lace (noun)
||The shoelace can be untied and loosened, permitting
the shoe to open wide to admit the wearer's foot.
||a lace used for fastening shoes
||They used a white plain shoebox to put the shoe
||an oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box
designed to hold a pair of shoes
||They use a specific cow's skin to produce their
||the layer of tissue that forms the natural outer covering of an animal
line of shoes has several options for the sole.
||the underside of footwear
||A tannery transforms raw hides and skins into leather
for manufacturing articles like shoes.
||workplace where skins and hides are processed
||I hate wearing these old shoes. They're too tight for me.
||closely constrained or constricted/constricting
|tissue paper (noun)
||The shoes are wrapped in tissue paper and packed in
||thin, translucent paper used for packing, wrapping
or protecting shoes
||The toecap of his shoe has a big whole on it. It
needs to be fixed.
||material covering the toe of a boot or shoe and
reinforcing or decorating it
|| The double tongue allows the tongue to be up but at
the same time folded forward to create a unique style to the shoe.
||the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or
||That upper gives a nice design to the shoe.
||piece of material that forms the part of a shoe or
boot above the sole
||He developed a new combination of leathers to create
the vamp of that fashion shoe.
||piece of leather forming the front part of the upper
of a shoe