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Shoes, boots and slippers

Birkenstock

a shoe known for being very comfortable. Birkenstocks have the reputation of being worn mostly by people who care for the environment and try to live a healthy life.

boot

noun

a type of shoe that covers all of your foot and part of your leg. You often wear boots to protect your feet and legs, for example from snow or rain

boot

noun

a type of shoe that you wear for a particular sport

brogues

noun

strong leather shoes with a pattern of holes and stitches

chappal

noun

a shoe consisting of a flat bottom with one thin piece of leather attached to it, that goes between the first two toes

clodhoppers

noun

large heavy shoes

clog

noun

a shoe with a wooden sole (=bottom part), especially a shoe that does not cover your heel

court shoe

noun

a very plain type of woman’s shoe with a small heel and no fastening. The American word is pump.

cowboy boots

noun

high leather boots with raised heels and pointed toes

crosstrainer

noun

a type of sports shoe designed for several different activities

deck shoe

noun

a flat shoe that is made of thick cloth and has a rubber bottom

desert boot

noun

a low boot made of suede (=soft leather with a slightly rough surface) that covers your ankles

Doc Martens

strong shoes or boots with thick flat soles

espadrille

noun

a light shoe with the top part made of canvas (=strong cloth) and the bottom made of twisted rope

flats

noun

shoes without heels or with very low heels

flip-flop

noun

a rubber shoe without a top or back, held to your foot by a strap in the shape of a ‘V’ that goes between your toes

galoshes

noun

special rubber shoes that you wear over ordinary shoes to protect them when it rains

gumboot

noun

a wellington

heels

noun

women’s shoes with high heels

high heels

noun

women’s shoes that have high heels

hobnailed boot

noun

a large heavy boot whose sole (=bottom part) is fixed on with large nails

jackboot

noun

a heavy military boot that covers the bottom part of your leg up to the knee and is made of thick leather

kitten heels

noun

fashionable women’s shoes with a low heel

lace-ups

noun

shoes that you tie with laces

loafer

noun

a low leather shoe that you slip on and do not need to tie

moccasin

noun

a soft leather shoe with a flat heel

mule

noun

a slipper or shoe that has no upper part around the heel

overshoe

noun

a shoe that fits over an ordinary shoe and keeps it dry in wet weather

oxfords

noun

strong leather shoes that you fasten with shoelaces

platforms

noun

shoes that have a very thick bottom part and make you look much taller

plimsoll

noun

a light shoe made from strong cotton on the top and rubber on the bottom, used for playing games and sports

pump

noun

a shoe made of strong cloth, worn by children for doing sports at school

pump

noun

a flat shoe that does not fasten and is worn for dancing

pump

noun

a plain type of woman’s shoe that has a heel and does not fasten

pump

noun

a shiny type of man’s shoe that does not fasten and is worn for formal occasions

Rollerblade

a type of boot with a single row of small wheels along the bottom, used for moving quickly along, especially for fun or as a sport

roller skate

noun

a boot with four small wheels on the bottom used for moving quickly along, especially for fun or as a sport

sandal

noun

a light shoe that is partly open on top and does not cover your heel or toes

shoe

noun

something that you wear on each foot, usually over socks

shoe

noun

relating to shoes, or used for shoes

skate

noun

a type of shoe with a thin metal blade on the bottom, used for moving quickly on ice

skate

noun

a type of shoe with four thick wheels on the bottom, used for moving quickly on a smooth surface

slide

noun

a shoe that covers the front of the foot and is very low at the back

slingback

noun

a type of woman’s shoe with a narrow band round the heel

slip-on

noun

a shoe that you do not need to fasten

slipper

noun

a soft comfortable shoe that you wear in your house

sneaker

noun

a trainer that you wear for playing sports

snowshoe

noun

a flat frame that you fit onto the bottom of your shoe so that you can walk on deep snow

spikes

noun

sports shoes with short pointed pieces of metal on the bottom

stiletto

noun

a shoe that has a thin high heel

tackie

noun

a shoe made of canvas (=strong cloth) with a rubber sole (=bottom)

takkie

noun

another spelling of tackie

tennis shoe

noun

a shoe with a rubber sole (=bottom) that is used for playing tennis and other sports

thong

noun

a flip-flop1 1

trainers

noun

strong, comfortable shoes which are designed for doing sports in, but which many people wear as informal clothing

training shoe

noun

a trainer

waders

noun

rubber boots or a combination of trousers and rubber boots that people wear when they stand in water to fish

wellie

noun

a rubber or plastic boot that does not let water in

wellington

noun

a wellie

welly

another spelling of wellie

wingtip

noun

a type of man’s shoe that has a pattern of holes on the front

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