“Types of Shoes” Vocabulary in English: 50+ items Illustrated

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is doing various activities...


  • Booties - A shoe that resembles a boot in style but is not as high.
  • Boots - Footwear which covers the entire foot and extends to the height of the anklebone or up to the thigh.
  • Brogue - A heavy oxford-style shoe featuring perforated detailing.
  • Canvas - A closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen.
  • Circumference -The measurement around the shaft of a boot/bootie taken at the widest part near the top of the boot/bootie shaft.
  • Clog - A closed toe, open back shoe with a platform sole. Traditionally with a wood heel
  • Clutch - A narrow, handheld bag with no strap.
  • High Heels- are shoes where the heels are much higher than the toes.
  • Combat boots - Lace up multipurpose boots originally designed for the military
  • Oxfords- A low shoe with laces over the instep.
  • Patent- Various materials can be used to create a varnished hard and glossy finish.
  • Peep toe- A shoe that has an opened toe in the front.
  • Platforms- A shoe with thick sole under the front part of the foot, and high heel.
  • Pumps- Classically a high, medium, or low heeled, totally enclosed shoe. Variations include an open toe or ornament.
  • Riding boots- A boot designed specifically for riding horses. Usually knee-high and with a low heel. The term can also refer to fashion boots that are designed to resemble riding boots.
  • Sandals- An open toe and open back shoe with leather or fabric straps across the foot.
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