Tuesday, March 17, 2020

What Shoe Made Of?






Some of you have asked what the different parts of shoe, specifically heels, are called.  I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a little lesson in Shoe Anatomy. 



There are a few parts that do have multiple names, such as the Top Piece, aka Heel Tip, aka Heel Cap, aka the heel, as I refer to it. Also, the inward facing part of the heel is called the Neck or the Breast.  Do you find it odd that these labels have such an underlying female note?

One other note to take, is that the Vamp is the part of the shoe that goes over the front part of your foot and around the sides.  It’s the parts that keep your foot in the shoe itself and not flying off when you take a step.  Not all the diagrams convey the extent of the Vamp fully.

Now that you’re fully prepped for a Jeopardy Parts of a Shoe category, I did want to make one note of appreciation and recognition to Shoes of Prey.  They are the photo credit for the first photo in this post.  I feel a bit of sadness in that I started this blog when Jodie Fox’s brilliance brought us this fabulous shoe company.  This Aussie’s baby was kind of my dream company.  Designing, well customizing your every dream shoe.  I had a major girl crush on her as she was such an inspiration.


After nine years of major success, the company suffered a major downturn and had to close in August 2018.  But like any survivor, I have full faith in Ms. Fox that she’ll put on her best heels and step forward in a fabulous new venture, stronger than before, shoe’ing us what’s she’s made of. ;)   You can also purchase her book, Reboot: ProbablyMore Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Starting a Global Business, online.  

Jodie Fox is speaking out for the first time since the collapse of her ‘baby’. Picture: Supplied


*hearts*



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