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Parts of shoes, boots and slippers

bootlaces

noun

long strings used for fastening boots

cleat

noun

a piece of metal or hard plastic fixed to the bottom of a shoe in order to prevent it from slipping on the ground

heel

noun

the part underneath the back of a shoe

insole

noun

a flat piece fixed or put inside your shoe, under your foot

instep

noun

the part of a shoe that fits your instep

lace

noun

a thick piece of string used for tying shoes or boots

shoelace

noun

a thick string used for fastening a shoe on your foot

sole

noun

the bottom part of your shoe that goes under your foot

spat

noun

a short piece of cloth or leather that men used to wear to cover the upper part of their shoes

spike

noun

one of the short pointed pieces of metal on the bottom of some sports shoes

stiletto

noun

a thin high heel on a woman’s shoe

stud

noun

a piece of plastic or rubber, for example on the bottom of a boot or on a tyre, that prevents slipping

toe

noun

the part of a shoe or sock that covers your toes

toecap

noun

a piece of leather or metal that covers the front part of a shoe or boot

tongue

noun

a long thin piece of material that lies under the part of a shoe or boot where you fasten it

upper

noun

the part of a shoe that covers the top and sides of your foot

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