Footwear

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Footwear

Read this lesson to learn the names of footwear in English, such as "kick", "espadrille" and "cleats".

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
athletic shoe
athletic shoenoun

a shoe made of thick cotton or leather used for playing sports

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boot
bootnoun

a type of strong shoe that covers the foot and ankle and often the lower part of the leg

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brogue
broguenoun

a heavy leather shoe with decorative patterns and a hobnailed sole

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cleat
cleatnoun

a metal or rubber projection at the sole of a shoe that prevents the wearer from slipping

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cleats
cleatsnoun

a pair of athletic shoes that is cleated at the sole, especially used for football

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clodhopper
clodhoppernoun

a large heavy shoe or boot

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clog
clognoun

a shoe or sandal with a heavy wooden sole

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cowboy boot
cowboy bootnoun

a leather boot with a pointed tip, raised heel and calf-high shaft, originally worn by cowboys

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cross trainer
cross trainernoun

a kind of shoe that is suitable for a range of activities and sports

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deck shoe
deck shoenoun

a flat shoe made of canvas or leather with a rubber sole that does not slip and a lace going through a channel at the back

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Dr Martens
Dr Martensnoun

(trademark) a type of comfortable heavy boot with a laced-up calf-height shaft and air-cushioned sole

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espadrille
espadrillenoun

a light sandal made of canvas with a sole made of plaited rope

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flats
flatsnoun

a pair of shoes that have very low heels or no heels at all

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flip-flop
flip-flopnoun

a backless sandal, usually made of rubber or plastic, with a V-shaped strap between the big toe and the one next to it

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flipper
flippernoun

a rubber shoe that is flat and has an expanded front paddle that enables one to swim faster

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footwear
footwearnoun

things worn on the feet, such as shoes, boots, etc.

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galosh
galoshnoun

a rubber-made overshoe that is waterproof and is worn in snow or slush

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gym shoe
gym shoenoun

a sports shoe with a rubber sole that is worn casually or for doing exercise

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heel
heelnoun

the back of the sole of a shoe or boot

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high heels
high heelsnoun

shoes with tall and thin heels, worn by women

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high-tops
high-topsnoun

a pair of shoes that extend up over the ankles

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hobnail boot
hobnail bootnoun

a heavy boot with the soles attached to the upper part by short nails

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kick
kicknoun

a soft shoe that is worn casually or during exercise

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kitten heel
kitten heelnoun

a type of thin heel on a woman's shoe, not longer than two inches

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loafer
loafernoun

a flat leather shoe with a low heel that one can wear without fastening it

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moccasin
moccasinnoun

a flat leather shoe without a separate heel, the sole of which is brought up and stitched to the top, originally worn by Native Americans

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mule
mulenoun

a slipper or a woman's shoe with no fitting around the heel

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platform
platformnoun

a woman's shoe with a thick layer between the inner and outer soles

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plimsoll
plimsollnoun

a type of light athletic shoe made of canvas with a rubber sole glued to it

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pump
pumpnoun

a low-cut step-in shoe for dancing

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rollerblade
rollerbladenoun

(trademark) a boot with a line of small wheels at its bottom that is used for skating

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roller skate
roller skatenoun

a shoe with a set of small wheels attached to the bottom used for skating

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sandal
sandalnoun

an open shoe that fastens the sole to one's foot by straps and is mostly worn in warm weather

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shoe
shoenoun

something that we wear to cover our feet, usually made of leather, plastic or some other strong material

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shoelace
shoelacenoun

a long and thin string or cord that is passed through the hooks on a shoe and pulled tightly to fasten it

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skate
skatenoun

roller skate; a type of boot or frame with two pairs of small wheels attached to the bottom, for moving on a hard, flat surface

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slingback
slingbacknoun

a woman's footwear that is open at the back and is fastened by a narrow strap

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slip-on
slip-onnoun

describing an item of clothing that has few or no fasteners and can be easily worn or taken off

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slipper
slippernoun

soft and comfortable footwear worn indoors

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sneaker
sneakernoun

a light, soft shoe with a rubber sole, worn for sports or casual occasions

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sole
solenoun

the bottom part of the shoe that goes under the foot

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stiletto
stilettonoun

a woman's footwear marked by a thin high heel

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tennis shoe
tennis shoenoun

a light, soft shoe with a rubber sole, worn for tennis or on casual occasions

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tongue
tonguenoun

the flap under the laces of a shoe or at the throat of the vamp of a boot

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track shoe
track shoenoun

a shoe worn for running on a track that has spikes on the sole

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trainer
trainernoun

a sports shoe with a rubber sole that is worn casually or for doing exercise

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training shoe
training shoenoun

a light, soft shoe with a rubber sole, worn for sports or on casual occasions

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wellington
wellingtonnoun

a rubber or plastic boot that extends to the knee and is waterproof, originally a military leather boot common in 19th century

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