Parts of your shoe you should know.


  • Apron:  A large overlay that covers the area where the toe meets the upper of the foot.

             goodyear welt

  • Goodyear Welt:  The sole and the upper of the shoe are stitched (not glued), resulting in the strongest bond in shoe making. Because of it’s construction a Goodyear welt lends it’s self to resoling many times over.
  • Heel:  The rear, padded area on the bottom of the foot, as well as the piece at the rear of the shoe that supports the heel cup. The heel should not slip on the wearer’s foot.
  • Liner:  The inside covering of the shoe. Should always be leather, since that’s what will be touching your foot.


  • Quarter:  The rear of the shoe, including the heel, spanning to the back side seam of the exterior.

              toe box   

  • Toe Box:  The front portion of the shoes that covers the toes. Should have support protecting the toes and approximately a half inch longer than the length of the longest toe.
  • Tounge:  A strip of leather running just under the laces of the shoe all the way to the opening, or throat.


  • Vamp:  The front part of the shoe that includes the toe box and apron.


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