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The shoe is a type of footwear that basically protects and cushions the feet from external stress. Apart from the color and external design, it is important to learn about the parts of the shoe so you can choose the most comfortable one that meets your requirements from thousands of options.

Anatomy of the Shoe 

A shoe is generally comprised of the following parts:

  • Sole: This is the part of the shoe that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is made up of an insole and an outsole.
    • Insole: This is a thin material that is present inside the shoes below your foot. This provides comfort and cushioning from the hard surface of the shoe
    • Outsole: This is usually a hard material present at the bottom of the shoe exposed to the ground that provides grip, durability, and water resistance.
  • Heel: This is a hard and thick material that is usually made of rubber or leather attached to the shoe’s sole that raises the back of your foot in relation to the front.
  • Toecap: This is present in the front part of the shoe and protects the toes from pressure exerted on this region.
  • Upper: This is the top part of the shoe that covers the foot.
  • Tongue: This material is present beneath the laces that helps evenly distribute the pressure exerted on the upper portion of the foot.
  • Lining: The inner part of the shoe that provides comfort, breathability and increases the lifespan of the shoes.
  • Quarter: This is the back part of the shoe that protects the foot and ankle.
  • Eyelets: These are the small holes through which the shoelaces are passed. They help to ensure the shoe fits snugly on the foot.
  • Vamp: This material is present at the side of the shoes extending from the toecap till the quarter.
  • Welt: This is a thick material that joins the upper part of the shoe to the sole.
  • Topline: The top edge of the uppermost part of the shoe that provides durability to your shoe.