Do you know your #footwear style?

Dear reader, do you feel lost when someone asks you what type of footwear is it that you are looking for? If it’s a pump or a d’orsary you want? If yes, we will try make this embarrassing situation into an opportunity for you. You can now show knowledge of footwear while shopping after you have gone through our basic guide on understanding the different types of footwear you can go for/ available in stores for you.

Let’s start:

  • Pumps: Shoes/sandals that usually stands for  any elegant woman shoe with a heel
  • Cone: Has thick heel shaped as an ice cream cone and hence the name
  • Peep Toe: The tip is cut away to leave the large toe partially exposed. So the toe is peeping out. We also have a second variety with all the fingers visible that’s called Open Toe.
  • Stilletos: One of the most loved by ladies. Its a tall slim heel with minimum height of 2 inches
  • Wedges: Are currently in fashion and is defined by the type of footwear that occupies the entire space under the arch and the heel portions of the foot
  • Kitten: Short slender heel between 3-5 cms height with a slender curve
  • Scarpin: A light shoe with a very thin heel
  • Ankle Strap: As the name suggests, it comprises a strap that encircles your ankle. Often gives better support for walking in heels
  • Chunky:  It refers to a thick heel with a rectangle shape
  • Mary Jane: Closed shoe, with low heels and a strap running across the instep. It was traditionally made of black patent leather but now is new fashion includes various other raw materials
  • Platfoms: Pump with thick soles at least 4 inches in height are called platform
  • SlingBack: It is a backless footwear and has a strap that crosses behind the heel or ankle
  • Spool: Footwear with a heel wider at top and bottom but narrower in between
  • D’orsary: The type of footwear in which the vamp of a shoe is cut on sides revealing the arch of the foot and partially the toes in a d’orsary
  • Ballet flats: A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers
  • Sneakers:  A type of footwear with a flexible sole made of rubber or synthetic material and the upper part made of leather or canvas and used generally for sports or outdoors
  • Boots: A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg
  • Thongs: Yes. We have it in footwear too J . A sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot
  • Spectator is known is a women’s shoe that comes in a two-tone color. Most often seen in black and white or brown and white combinations.
  • Louis heel (French heels, Pompadour heels, curved heels): Heels with a concave curve and outward taper at the bottom or base of the here

So, we feel we’ve almost covered the important ones here. If you think we are missing on something and you know about it. Please let us know by commenting on the post. See you soon with some other interesting news.


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A dreamer at heart, and a communication professional by chance!
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