Footwear glossary

Last updated August 31, 2017

Ferebres footwear dictionary explains different parts of shoes and shoe terms in an easy to understand way.

AgletThe end of the shoe lace that protects the strings from fraying.
All Ages Elastic Stretch Shoe Lace White - Lrg: 45” Big Kid Sz 4+ & Adult Sz To 13
Almond toeThis is the most popular toe for shoes. It's not too pointed or too squared. It has a softly rounded, tapered shape.
Bella Marie Helena-13 Women's almond toe low heel mary jane glitter or suede pumps Black 7
Ankle wrapShoe style with extra material that wraps around the ankle or leg.
Wild Diva Women Faux Suede Stiletto Pump - Ankle Wrap Heel - Pointy Toe Pump - GI19 by Natural Faux Suede (Size: 8.0)
ArchThe area of the shoe between the ball and the heel. It has different shapes and can be high of flat.
Dr. Frederick’s Original Arch Support Gel Set - 2 Pieces - Soft Gel Sleeves for Flat Foot & Plantar Fasciitis Support & Pain Relief - LARGE - W7-14 | M5-13
BallThe area of a shoe sole between the toes and the curve.
Metatarsal Pads for Women | Ball of Foot Cushions (2 Pairs Foot Pads) All Day Pain Relief and Comfort One Size Fits Shoe Inserts for Women
Ballet flatsA delicate, flat arch, closed toe shoe without any heel.
Nine West Women's Speakup Leather Ballet Flat, black, 8 M US
Block heelA thick heel on a shoe. Shoes with block heel are often very sturdy.
Bamboo Women's Block Heel Sandal With Ankle Strap, Black Nubuck PU, 7.0 B US
Boat shoeSoft shoes made of leather or canvas with rubber soles. They were originally made to use on a boat. Soles are made with a siping pattern to provide good grip on wet surfaces. The top of the shoe is ususally water repellant and very durable.
Sperry Top-Sider Men's A/O 2 Eye Boat Shoe,Sahara,9 W US
BootsA specific type of shoe that covers the entire foot and the ankle.
kingshow KS Men's 1366 Water Resistant Work Boots 11 D(M) US, Wheat
BootiesA specific type of shoe that is low and covers the entire foot and the ankle.
Uzona Booties, Taupe, 8.5 B(M) US
CanvasA sturdy, thick cloth material.
Shop Pretty Girl Women's Casual Canvas Shoes Solid Colors Low Top Lace Up Flat Fashion Sneakers (8, Navy Blue)
Cap toeDecorative leather toe
Florsheim Men's Medfield Cap Toe Oxford, Black, 10.5 D US
Chelsea Boot Ankle-high boot with elastic sides
Sam Edelman Women's Tinsley Rain Boot, Black Matte, 7 M US
Chukka Leather ankle-high boot with laces and a round toe.
Steve Madden Men's Harken Chukka Boot, Cognac, 15 M US
Chunky Heel A heel that is thick and rectangular.
Allegra K Woman Open Toe Chunky High Heel Ankle Strap Sandals (Size US 7) Black
Clog Closed toe shoe with a platform, small heel and an open back.
Column HeelA high heel that looks like a column
Combat Boots Sturdy, heavy boots. They were originally designed for the military to withstand all kinds of wheater.
Top Moda Women's Pack-72 Lace Up Combat Boot,8.5 B(M) US,Black
Cowboy Boots Chunky mid-calf boot with a pointed toe and decorative elements.
Ariat Men's Rambler Wide Square Toe Western Cowboy Boot, Earth/Brown Bomber, 12 M US
Crepe Sole Light natural rubber sole
CLARKS Men's Desert Mali Chukka Boot, Bronze, 10 M US
Crocodile Print Leather Leather that is printed to look like a crocodile skin.
Liberty Men's Exotic Crocodile Print Oxford Premium PU Leather Stitched Dress Shoes
Cross Training Sports shoe designed for all types of movement.
RYKA Women's Influence Cross-Training Shoe, Black/Sharp Green/Forge Grey/Metallic, 9 M US
Cusion, CushioningShoe cushioning are extra layers added to the shoe sole part for better stability and comfort. Extra cusioning controls the shape, moisture and the smell of the shoes. The more cushiong the less flexibility the shoes have.
Spenco Polysorb Cross Trainer Athletic Cushioning Arch Support Shoe Insoles, Women's 11-12 / Men's 10-11
D'Orsay A type of shoes with open sides
Tommy Hilfiger Women's NAREE Shoe, black, 7.5 Medium US
Driving Moc A moccasin type of shoes with rubber tabs on the sole
JIONS Men's Driving Penny Loafers Suede Driver Moccasins Slip On Flats Casual Dress Boat Shoes Khaki 12 D(M) US / EU 48

Best shoes for high school guys

Last updated July 7, 2017

It is important for high school and college students to have proper shoes. Cool and comfortable shoes make your day better. High school is a time when boys become men and switch from Big Kids size shoes to men’s. The transition may often be overlooked by the parents so here we are to help.

Shoes for children no matter big or small should not have any kind of support or restriction. This is due to the fact that developing feet should have the freedom to develop naturally. Men’s feet are growing till around 16 years old so the proper footwear up until this age is very important.

We have made extensive research of which shoes are popular and comfortable and we’ve chosen the best shoes to wear in high school. Based on the fact that most high school and college guys wear shoes between 6 and 16 men US, here are the best ones for you to pick this fall:

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