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SHOE SCHOOL: THE PARTS OF A SHOE
Sometimes we get emails from you asking us questions about specific aspects of your custom-made shoe design, but it can be difficult to describe the question without knowing the technical names of each part of the shoe. I must admit that I do normally avoid technical terms, but in this case I think it might help so we've put together the above diagram on our gorgeous custom-made yellow snakeskin 4.5 inch heels for you!
There are a couple of terms on our diagram that probably deserve a little more explanation:
- Toe Box this is the space into which your toes fit into the shoe.
- Toe Spring this is the amount by which the front of the shoe sits up off of the ground. On higher heels with platforms you'll notice this.
- Vamp this is how far the front of the shoe comes up on your foot. A low vamp shows toe-clevage, a high vamp doesn’t. Our vamps normally cover toe cleavage, but all toes are different ;)
- Upper this is any part of the shoe that covers the top of the foot.
I hope that this helps and let me know if you have any questions that we can help with!
Posted by Jodie on 18 May 2011.